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Girls cleaning in Grand Monument on Mansu Hill - North Korea | by Eric Lafforgue
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Girls cleaning in Grand Monument on Mansu Hill - North Korea

Mansudae Hill, in Pyongyang, where we were invited (not forced, invited) to lay flowers and pay our respects to the Great Leader Kim Il Sung.

Those girls were cleaning the pavement (which was already perfectly clean). It's part of the collective works.

Later in Pyongyang, i saw hundreds of people plantings trees in a park, others changing a paved sidewalk. No one is payed, it's just a way to contribute to the prosperity of the nation...

 

On Mansu Hill there is the bombastic Grand Monument. An enormous bronze statue of Kim Il Sung was erected here in 1972, to honor his 60th birthday.

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Taken on April 13, 2008