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October 10, 2010
Kim Jong Un annointed North Korea's next leader
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and his son, heir apparent Kim Jong Un, appeared together at a massive military parade Sunday held amid celebrations marking the foundation of the country's ruling party. The two Kims stood on a reviewing stand at Pyongyang's central Kim Il Sung Square, named after the country's national founder, where goose-stepping military personnel marched by and military hardware, including tanks, passed below. The parade is part of celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Workers' Party of Korea. The party last month held a landmark political convention, its most significant gathering in 30 years, at which Kim Jong Un was promoted to vice chairman of the organization's central military commission. (30 images)

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North Korean soldiers react during a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu


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Picture taken and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on October 10, 2010 shows a military parade of the units of the three services of the Korean People's Army, the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and the Young Red Guards was held with at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and his son Kim Jong Un reviewed the parade. AFP/ Getty Images / KNS



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In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, trucks carrying North Korean missiles parade through the capital during a massive military parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Yao Dawei



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Picture taken and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on October 10, 2010 shows a military parade of the units of the three services of the Korean People's Army that was held with at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea. AFP/ Getty Images / KNS



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Picture taken and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on October 10, 2010 shows a military parade at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea. AFP/ Getty Images / KNS



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Trucks carry missiles during a massive military parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. This year's celebration comes less than two weeks after Kim Jong Il's re-election to the party's top post and the news that his 20-something son would succeed his father and grandfather as leader. AP / Vincent Yu



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In this photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, military vehicles carry missiles during a massive military parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP /



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A North Korean soldiers salutes on a tank during a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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North Korean soldiers march during a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, North Korean soldiers march during a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Yao Dawei



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Picture taken and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on October 10, 2010 shows a military parade of the units of the three services of the Korean People's Army at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea. AFP/ Getty Images / KNS



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In this photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Korean military personnel march during a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP /



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North Korean naval personnel march during a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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North Korean military personnel march during a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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North Korean soldiers march during a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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North Korean women soldiers march a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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North Korean soldiers march in a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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North Korean soldiers march during a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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A North Korean soldier salutes as he marches in a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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North Korean soldiers applaud to their leader Kim Jong Il after a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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North Korea leader Kim Jong Il's son Kim Jong Un attends a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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North Korea leader Kim Jong Il, right, and his son Kim Jong Un, left, salute from the balcony as they attend a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP /



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North Korea leader Kim Jong Il, left, walks by his son Kim Jong Un on the balcony as they attend a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP /



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North Korea leader Kim Jong Il's son Kim Jong Un, left, chats with a general on the balcony as he attends a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP /



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Participants clap and shout "Long Live" at North Korea leader Kim Jong Il at the close of a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP /



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A North Korean dancer gathers before performing at a gala show to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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A North Korean dancer performs during a gala show to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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North Korean dancers react during a gala show to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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A North Korean dancer reacts during a gala show to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. AP / Vincent Yu



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In this photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Koreans perform during an evening fireworks display marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/ Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service) ** JAPAN OUT ** AP /



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