North Korea held a massive dance and military parade routine in the capital Pyongyang over the weekend to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the nation's founder Kim Il-Sung.

Thousands of North Koreans gathered at the central square in Pyongyang to take part in the massive celebrations which began with a performance, My Homeland, supposedly composed by Kim Il-Sung.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was seen smiling and joking with his military generals on the podium as he watched the military parade, a demeanor quite unlike his father and late leader Kim Jong-Il. The 20-something Jong-Un delivered his first major public speech addressing the centenary celebration gathering.

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