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First occupied in 1976, the 4-story Kumsusan was originally the Kumsusan Assembly Hall, and was Kim Il Sung's official residence. One year after Kim's death, in 1994, the hall's windows had been bricked over and the giant building became a giant mausoleum, housing Kim's embalmed body in a glass coffin awaiting the bows and lamentations of DPRK citizens. Foreigners are sometimes invited to visit but our tour party wasn't. Instead, our guide had to ask permission of a policeman for us to stop and take photos of the building from a road running from it.

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  • Written Sep 7, 2008
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