Fireworks light up Pyongyang to celebrate late leader’s birthday

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North Koreans celebrate the 74th birthday of the country’s late leader Kim Jong Il with a 15-minute fireworks display although their current leader Kim Jong Un was not seen at the event. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Fireworks light up Pyongyang to celebrate late leader’s birthday

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STORY: North Korea staged a fireworks display in Pyongyang on Tuesday (February 16) to celebrate the 74th birthday of the country’s late leader Kim Jong Il.

North Korea’s state-run television KRT showed Pyongyang residents watching the 15-minute fireworks display but their leader Kim Jong Un was not seen at the event.

The fireworks were telecast live on KRT from 20:00 local time (1130GMT).

Kim Jong Il’s birthday is on February 16 and has been labelled the ‘Day of the Shining Star’, celebrated by the communist state as a national holiday.

Kim Jong Il died of an apparent heart attack in December 2011 after ruling North Korea for 17 years.

His youngest son Kim Jong Un was named North Korea’s “Great Successor” after his father’s death.

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