People in North Korean  today commemorated the country's founder Kim Il Sung to mark 102 years since his birth.

In this video footage provided by the North's state news agency KCNA, thousands of North Koreans place flowers at the statue of Il Sung on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang.

The nation's leader, Kim Jong Un, also visited Kumsusan Palace of Sun, where the body of Kim Il Sung lies in state. April 15 is called the "Day of Sun" and is a national holiday in North Korea.

Kim Il Sung led his country from its founding in 1948, through the 1950-53 Korean War until he died in 1994, when his son Kim Jong Il, then took over.