calendar>>February 26. 2014 Juche 103
Kim Jong Il Praised Abroad
Pyongyang, February 26 (KCNA) -- Events took place in various countries to mark the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il (Day of the Shining Star) from Feb. 3 to 11.

They included a Korean film show, opening ceremony of book, photo and fine arts exhibition in Russia and book and photo exhibitions in Ethiopia and South Africa.

Displayed on the front walls of the venues of the events were portraits of smiling President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

On display there were photos showing their revolutionary activities, famous works authored by them, books and photos introducing Songun Korea and fine art pieces associated with wisdom of Koreans.

Korean film "The International Friendship Exhibition House" was shown.

A vice-mayor of Dmitrov City of Moscow Region, Russia said that Kim Jong Il was the great leader of the Korean people and a teacher of the world progressives, who turned the DPRK into a politico-ideological power and military power and laid a solid foundation for building an economic power.

The general manager of the historic art centre in the city said the exploits Kim Jong Il performed by dedicating himself to the people all his life would always be remembered by the Korean people and the world progressive people.

The chairperson of the Addis Ababa Youth Association of Ethiopia and other speakers praised Kim Jong Il as a world elder statesman who devoted his all to the accomplishment of the cause of global independence.

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