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Tower of the Juche Idea
  The Tower of the Juche Idea is rising on the bank of the Taedong River in the capital city of Pyongyang.

  It was unveiled on April 15, Juche 71(1982) on the occasion of the 70th birth anniversary of the great leader Kim Il Sung, the author of the Juche idea.
  The tower is 170 metres high. The tower body including the pedestal is 150 metres high and the torch 20 metres high and 11 metres across.

  The tower body is faced with 70 stone blocks symbolizing the 70th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung. Embossed on its front and back are the letters "Juche".
  The facade of the pedestal has a panel inscribed with a dedicated poem "May the Juche Idea Shine All over the World", and its flanks are adorned with baskets of Kimilsungia and magnolia blossoms. Displayed on the wall inside the pedestal are more than 300 choice stones sent by political parties, public organizations and individual personages of over 100 countries.
  Set up in front of the tower is the main-thematic sculptural group. The hammer, sickle and writing brush held up by the worker, farmer and intellectual constitute the emblem of the Workers' Party of Korea.

  Standing on the right and left sides of the tower are six sub-thematic sculptural groups. They depict the great vitality and victory of the Juche idea through the people leading a worthwhile life full of hope and confidence.

  The Tower of the Juche Idea is a grand monumental structure telling the greatness and immortal revolutionary exploits of Kim Il Sung forever.