North Koreans have been banned from laughing, drinking, or showing signs of happiness for 11 days to mark the tenth anniversary of former leader Kim Jong Il’s death.
Government authorities have ordered the public not to show any signs of happiness while North Korea commemorates the 10th anniversary of his death.
Kim Jong Il ruled North Korea from 1994 until his death in 2011.
He died of a heart attack on December 17 2011 at the age of 69 after ruling the country for 17 years in a brutal and repressive dictatorship.
He was then succeeded by his third and youngest son, current leader Kim Jong Un.
Now, ten years after his death, North Koreans are being forced to observe the 11-day mourning period.