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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, walks past reflections of North Korean military officers clapping during a mass meeting of North Korea's ruling party at a stadium in Pyongyang, on Saturday April 14, 2012. North Korea will mark the 100-year birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Il Sung on Sunday April 15. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

North Korea celebrates founder's birthday

North Korea has held a series of events leading up to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of founder Kim Il-Sung on Apr. 15. Kim Jong Un gave his first public speech since taking power, portraying himself as a strong military chief unafraid of foreign powers as the army showed off what appeared to be a new long-range missile.