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An official building with a portrait of Kim Il Sung guarded by an armed guard at Kim Il-sung Square, a large city square in the centre of Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It is named after the founding leader of the DPRK, Kim Il-sung. Opened in August 1954, the square is located on the west bank of the Taedong River, directly opposite the Juche Tower on the other side of the river. It is the 30th largest square in the world, having an area of about 75,000 square meters which can accommodate a rally of more than 100,000 people.The square has a great cultural significance, as it is a common gathering place for rallies, dances and military parades and is often featured in media concerning North Korea.