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Service Personnel and People of DPRK Pay Tribute to Portraits of Smiling Kim Jong Il
Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- Service personnel and people of all strata in the DPRK visited the portraits of smiling leader Kim Jong Il in various parts of the country Monday to pay tribute to him on the lunar New Year 2012.

Laid before the portraits at Kim Il Sung Square, the plaza of the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium and other parts of the city were flowers and floral baskets in the name of the party, armed forces, power organs, social organizations, ministries, national institutions, units of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces and institutions, enterprises, factories, farms, schools, etc. in the city of Pyongyang.

The visitors paid tribute to his portraits in profound reverence.

Unbounded tribute and reverence were also expressed to the portraits of smiling Kim Jong Il in Hamhung, Kanggye, Phyongsong and other provincial capitals.

Overseas compatriots and foreigners also visited his portraits and paid high tribute to him.

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