North Korea marks late leader Kim Jong-il's birthday
North Korea is marking the 70th birthday of late leader Kim Jong-il, also dubbed the "day of the shining star".
Despite the frigid weather, people gathered early on Thursday morning at the main Kim Il-sung Plaza in the capital, Pyongyang.
They left red "kimjongilia" begonias and other flowers at his portrait.
Lucy Williamson reports.
16 Feb 2012
- From the section Asia