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Pyongyang in Atmosphere of Mourning Kim Jong Il
Pyongyang, December 17 (KCNA) -- An atmosphere of mourning General Secretary Kim Jong Il prevails over here on Tuesday, the 2nd anniversary of demise of leader Kim Jong Il.

An endless stream of people with floral baskets and flowers in their hands was seen flowing to the statues of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill. They included servicepersons, security officers and schoolchildren.

According to data available, more than 750 000 people visited the statues from 16:00 Monday till 16:00 Tuesday.

The same scenes were witnessed in other parts of the city, including Kim Il Sung Military University, the Ministry of People's Security and the Mansudae Art Studio where the Generalissimos' statues are standing.

The visitors laid floral baskets and bouquets at the statues and made a bow.

Those visitors' faces were stamped with deep reverence for Kim Jong Il, the father of the nation who dedicated his all to the prosperity of the country and the people's happiness, performing undying feats for the times and history.

A national memorial service was given at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in the presence of supreme leader Kim Jong Un on the same occasion.

The service, carried live on TV channels, clearly manifested the firm will of all the servicepersons and civilians to successfully carry out the behests of Kim Jong Il for building a thriving nation under the leadership of Kim Jong Un.

Meanwhile, the plaza of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun were crowded with servicepersons, working people, youth students and schoolchildren who visited there with humble reverence for Kim Jong Il.

Visitors to the on-going national art exhibition at the Korean Art Gallery were full of the resolve to hold Kim Jong Il in high esteem for all ages and always remain true to the idea and leadership of Kim Jong Un.

Press media are carrying on a daily basis articles, photos and documentary films on the greatness of Kim Jong Il and his Songun leadership exploits.

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