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Arch of Triumph   
PYONGYANG, Pyongyang Municipality

The Arch of Triumph was erected to commemorate the triumphal return home of President Kim Il Sung after the achievement of national liberation from the Japanese. It was unveiled in April, 1982 on the occasion of his 70th birthday. It is located at the foot of Moran Hill.

The Arch was built with more than 10,500 granite blocks. It is 60 m. high and 52.5 m. wide. The gateway of the arch is 27 m. high and 18.6 m. wide. Inscribed on the arch are the “Song of General Kim Il Sung” and the figures 1925 and 1945. The two dates mark the years when President Kim initially set out on the path of national liberation and when he returned home in triumph after achieving national liberation from the Japanese.

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