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Mansudae Grand Monument

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Liberation Day (Aug 15) in Pyongyang
Liberation Day (Aug 15) in Pyongyang
Often the first stop on a visit to Pyongyang, everyone is required to bow to the statue of Kim Il Sung after flowers are laid
Often the first stop on a visit to Pyongyang, everyone is required to bow to the statue of Kim Il Sung after flowers are laid
North Koreans expect foreigners to offer their respects to Kim Il Sung
North Koreans expect foreigners to offer their respects to Kim Il Sung
You could probably expect a drive back to the airport if you refuse to bow to Kim Il Sung here
You could probably expect a drive back to the airport if you refuse to bow to Kim Il Sung here
President for Eternity, the Great Leader Kim Il Sung
President for Eternity, the Great Leader Kim Il Sung
Grand Monument of Mansu Hill, Pyongyang
Grand Monument of Mansu Hill, Pyongyang
22.5m tall statue built in 1972
22.5m tall statue built in 1972
Monumental scupture Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction on the right side of Mansu Hill
Monumental scupture "Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction" on the right side of Mansu Hill
These bronze figures average 5m tall
These bronze figures average 5m tall
Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction
"Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction"
Monumental sculptures typical to those erected in other Socialist countries at that time
Monumental sculptures typical to those erected in other Socialist countries at that time
Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction, Pyongyang
"Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction", Pyongyang
Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction, Pyongyang
"Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction", Pyongyang
The Great Leader Kim Il Sung
The Great Leader Kim Il Sung
Under the fierce attacks mounted by the KPRA and active nation-wide uprising, Japan declared its unconditional surrender...
"Under the fierce attacks mounted by the KPRA and active nation-wide uprising, Japan declared its unconditional surrender..."
After listening to everything about the Great Leader, one would be forgiven for thinking he single-handedly defeated Japan
After listening to everything about the Great Leader, one would be forgiven for thinking he single-handedly defeated Japan
We were briefed in Beijing that this statue can only be photographed in its entirety
We were briefed in Beijing that this statue can only be photographed in its entirety
...and definitely don't stand there with the same gesture
...and definitely don't stand there with the same gesture
After several members of our group laid their flowers and we performed our bows, we were given 10 minutes for photos
After several members of our group laid their flowers and we performed our bows, we were given 10 minutes for photos
I later found out that I had insulted Mr. Oh going off to take these photos rather than get one of me in front of the statue
I later found out that I had insulted Mr. Oh going off to take these photos rather than get one of me in front of the statue
...it wasn't intentional...they didn't say anything in briefing and I almost never have my photo taken in front of monuments
...it wasn't intentional...they didn't say anything in briefing and I almost never have my photo taken in front of monuments
...I must say I had visions of the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad while I was here...
...I must say I had visions of the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad while I was here...
Mosaic of Mount Paektu behind the statue of Kim Il Sung
Mosaic of Mount Paektu behind the statue of Kim Il Sung
Mansudae Grand Monument, Pyongyang
Mansudae Grand Monument, Pyongyang
The Great Leader Kim Il Sung
The Great Leader Kim Il Sung
The second monumental sculpture group at Mansu Hill
The second monumental sculpture group at Mansu Hill
Monumental sculpture Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle, Manu Hill Grand Monument
Monumental sculpture "Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle", Manu Hill Grand Monument
Each figure averages 5m tall
Each figure averages 5m tall
Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle
"Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle"
Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle
"Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle"
Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle on the left side of the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
"Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle" on the left side of the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
Mansu Hill Grand Monument, Pyongyang, a national shrine to the Great Leader Kim Il Sung
Mansu Hill Grand Monument, Pyongyang, a national shrine to the Great Leader Kim Il Sung
The vast square in front of the statue of President Kim Il Sung
The vast square in front of the statue of President Kim Il Sung
On the left, Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle
On the left, "Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle"
On the right, Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction
On the right, "Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction"
Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction
"Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction"
Liberation Day marks the end of 40 years of Japanese occupation (1905-1945)
Liberation Day marks the end of 40 years of Japanese occupation (1905-1945)
Our three DPRK guides - senior guide Mr. Kim, Miss Kim Song Sim, and Mr. Oh
Our three DPRK guides - senior guide Mr. Kim, Miss Kim Song Sim, and Mr. Oh
A lone woman bows in front of the statue of Kim Il Sung
A lone woman bows in front of the statue of Kim Il Sung
A group of school children in the red scarfs of the Young Pioneers arriving
A group of school children in the red scarfs of the Young Pioneers arriving
The Young Pioneers approach the statue of Kim Il Sung
The Young Pioneers approach the statue of Kim Il Sung
Young Pioneers at the statue of Kim Il Sung
Young Pioneers at the statue of Kim Il Sung
Young Pioneers bowing to the statue of Kim Il Sung
Young Pioneers bowing to the statue of Kim Il Sung
Mansu Grand Monument, Pyongyang
Mansu Grand Monument, Pyongyang
The Young Pioneers depart for the next stop on their Liberation Day Kim Il Sung pilgrimage
The Young Pioneers depart for the next stop on their Liberation Day Kim Il Sung pilgrimage
North Korean Young Pioneers, Pyongyang
North Korean Young Pioneers, Pyongyang
Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction
"Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction"
Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction
"Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction"
Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction
"Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction"
North Korean flag
North Korean flag
Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction
"Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction"
A mother with two children
A mother with two children
Push out all American goods, Make the country united!
"Push out all American goods, Make the country united!"
Happy Birthday for Kim Jong Il
"Happy Birthday for Kim Jong Il"
Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction
"Socialist Revolution and Socialist Construction"
A large North Korean work unit dressed in Mao-suits arrives at the Mansu Grand Monument
A large North Korean work unit dressed in Mao-suits arrives at the Mansu Grand Monument
The work unit ascends the steps of Mansu Hill
The work unit ascends the steps of Mansu Hill
North Korean work unit in Mao suits at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
North Korean work unit in Mao suits at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
North Korean work unit in Mao suits at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
North Korean work unit in Mao suits at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
North Korean work unit in Mao suits at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
North Korean work unit in Mao suits at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
North Korean work unit in Mao suits at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
North Korean work unit in Mao suits at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
...bow complete...
...bow complete...
The work unit leaving the statue of Kim Il Sung
The work unit leaving the statue of Kim Il Sung
The guides grabbed some women in traditional dress
The guides grabbed some women in traditional dress
North Korean woman dressed traditionally for Liberation Day
North Korean woman dressed traditionally for Liberation Day
North Korean women posing with American tourists at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
North Korean women posing with American tourists at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
Traditional Korean dresses, Pyongyang
Traditional Korean dresses, Pyongyang
Two North Korean women in uniform at Mansu Hill
Two North Korean women in uniform at Mansu Hill
North Koreans in uniform at Mansu Hill Grand Monument
North Koreans in uniform at Mansu Hill Grand Monument
Mansu Hill Grand Monument, Pyongyang
Mansu Hill Grand Monument, Pyongyang
Panorama of the Mansu Hill Grand Monument, Pyongyang
Panorama of the Mansu Hill Grand Monument, Pyongyang
Our Official Group Photo at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
Our Official Group Photo at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument
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