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North Korea's ever-present Kims

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Millions of portraits, mosaics and paintings of Kim Il Sung, founder of North Korea, and his son Kim Jong Il, the father of current leader Kim Jong Un, offer daily reminders to the public of the central role of the Kim dynasty in their nation’s story. (Reuters)

Photography by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Senior military officials watch a parade as portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are seen in the background at the main Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 9, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


A cameraman films a painting of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during a government organised trip for foreign reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 8, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


A woman guide wears a badge with portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 8, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


A photograph of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is seen at a cosmetic factory during a government organised trip for foreign reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 8, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


Overseas North Korean citizens pay their respect in front of paintings of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at a silk factory in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 7, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


A bridegroom wears a badge with portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 11, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are seen on the facade of a government building in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 11, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are seen on the facade of a government building in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 10, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


A soldier wears a badge with portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il as he attends a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 9, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are seen early morning at a memorial park in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 8, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are seen on a train as it leaves a subway station in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 11, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are seen in a gymnasium at a teachers’ training college during a government organised visit for foreign reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 7, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


A state media cameraman films the portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at the main Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 10, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


A guide walks past an image of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at a teachers’ training college during a government organised visit for foreign reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 7, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are seen at a cosmetics factory during a government organised trip for foreign reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 8, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


Residents pass by a painting of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 6, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are seen on the facade of a building at Kim Chaek University of Technology pre-dawn in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 8, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


Traffic moves past the portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at the main Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 11, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


A student stands under the portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il during a lecture at a teachers’ training college during a government organised visit for foreign reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 7, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)


Guides walk past an image of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung at a teachers’ training college during a government organised visit for foreign reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 7, 2018. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)