Kim Jong Un attends celebration of N. Korea youth league

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Posted: Aug 28, 2016 11:35 AM
Kim Jong Un attends celebration of N. Korea youth league

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has attended a giant celebration of the country's main youth league, capping the organization's first gathering in more than 23 years.

Pyongyang's May Day Stadium, which has a capacity of 150,000, was almost full Sunday night, and the crowd stood and cheered as Kim walked in.

The Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League plays a major part in North Korea's social system. Young people from the ages of 14 to 30 are expected to join and take part in activities ranging from study sessions to helping out in major construction projects.

North Korean state media did not immediately report on what took place at the 9th Congress of the youth league, which ran Friday through Sunday. Foreign media weren't allowed in.