Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out to pay tribute to Kim Jong Il.
April 15 is the anniversary of the 1912 birth of the country’s founder Kim Il Sung.
The current leader Kim Jong Un inherited power.
North Koreans hold ceremonies to revere the Kim family and reinforce loyalty on April 15 known as the Day of the Sun.
Mass dances and a flower festival were organised.
The military soldiers paraded and missiles, tanks and other arms were put on display.
Kim reinforced his grip on power at the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), the country’s rubber stamp legislature.