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Day of Shining Star Celebrated in DPRK
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il's birth anniversary (the Day of the Shining Star) was significantly celebrated in the DPRK.

Service personnel, people of all social standings, school youth and children visited the statues of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and portraits of the smiling Generalissimos and vowed to remain true to the leadership of the dear respected Kim Jong Un, holding Kim Jong Il as the eternal leader of the Workers' Party of Korea and the Korean people.

An endless stream of people visited the venue of the 17th Kimjongilia Festival and venues of Kimjongilia shows held here and in provinces.

People of all social standings visited the venues of the photo exhibitions and fine art exhibitions and went round historic photos and fine art pieces showing the revolutionary career and feats of Kim Jong Il.

Officials, people, school youth and children across the country held meetings and concerts for remembering him.

Art performances and concerts were given at theatres, halls and squares, institutions, industrial establishments and cooperative farms in Pyongyang and local areas.

Many schoolchildren joined the Korean Children's Union, firmly pledging to grow to be reserves of Songun Korea by faithfully inheriting the bloodline of Mt. Paektu under the care of Marshal Kim Jong Un.

Commercial and catering networks across the country rendered holiday services.

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