Men Un Black: Kim Jong Un is flanked by flunkeys as he commemorates the 26th anniversary of his grandfather Kim Il Sung’s death

Kim Jong Un was flanked by an army of officials dressed head to toe in black as he visited the memorial palace where the body of his grandfather Kim Il Sung is entombed. 
The North Korean dictator, thought to be 36, was commemorating Kim Il Sung at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun mausoleum for the 26th anniversary of his death.    
Nobody in the room wore masks as soldiers lined up against the walls in ceremonial form.  
Joining Kim were top officials Choe Ryong Hae, Pak Pong Ju, Kim Jae Ryong, among others, according to state media, as they approached Kim Il Sung's statue.
The North Korean dictator, thought to be 36 (centre), was seen paying respects to Kim Il Sung as the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun mausoleum on Wednesday on the 26th anniversary of his death
The North Korean dictator, thought to be 36 (centre), was seen paying respects to Kim Il Sung as the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun mausoleum on Wednesday on the 26th anniversary of his death

The dictator's visit this week comes following speculation over his absence at the same palace, on the anniversary of his grandfather’s birth in April.
His failure to attend contributed to swirling rumours that Jong Un was suffering from poor health. 
No North Korean leader has ever missed the event, as Kim Il Sung is considered to be the country's 'eternal president' - despite dying in 1994. 
Kim has now been seen just nine times in public since April, having been seen an average of 46 times in the same period since taking power in 2011. 
Last week he ended a month-long absence from public view as he appeared at a meeting of the country's political bureau.
Kim Il Sung was the founder of North Korea, ruling from 1948 until his death in 1994. 
Kim Jong Un's visit comes following speculation at his absence at the Kumsusan Palace of the on the anniversary of his grandfather¿s birth in April. Above, Kim Il Sung is pictured on his birthday in 1992
Kim Jong Un's visit comes following speculation at his absence at the Kumsusan Palace on the on the anniversary of his grandfather’s birth in April. Above, Kim Il Sung is pictured on his birthday in 1992
He held the posts of Premier from 1948 to 1972 and President from 1972 to 1994 and under his leadership North Korea was established as a communist state.
Kim Il Sung collapsed from a heart attack at his residence in North Pyongyan in 1994, dying several hours later at the age of 82. 
His death resulted in a 10-day nationwide mourning period declared by his son Kim Jong Il - Kim Jong Un's father. 
His funeral was attended by hundreds of thousands of people who flew into North Korea.
Soldiers wearing face masks lay flowers and pay their respects before the statues of the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Wednesday
Soldiers wearing face masks lay flowers and pay their respects before the statues of the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Wednesday
Kim Il Sung's body was reportedly preserved and remains under a glass coffin for viewing purposes in the palace, covered by the flag of the Workers' Party of Korea. 
Kim Jong Un visits Kumsusan every year on the anniversary of his grandfather's death, often at midnight. 
The only year he did not visit was in 2018, when he was likely in the northern city of Samjiyon making inspections that appeared in state media two days later, NK News reported.
His visit on Wednesday was also featured on the front page of the ruling party daily Rodong Sinmun.
Men Un Black: Kim Jong Un is flanked by flunkeys as he commemorates the 26th anniversary of his grandfather Kim Il Sung’s death Men Un Black: Kim Jong Un is flanked by flunkeys as he commemorates the 26th anniversary of his grandfather Kim Il Sung’s death Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 03:25 Rating: 5

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