Statues of former North Korea founding father Kim Il-Sung (L) and late leader Kim Jong-Il  in Pyongyang
Statues of former North Korea founding father Kim Il-Sung (L) and late leader Kim Jong-Il riding horses is unveiled ahead of the 70th anniversary of Jong-Il's birthday at the Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang on February 14. North Korea said on February 15 it has awarded its highest title to late leader Kim Jong-Il on the eve of his 70th birthday, giving him the same rank as his father.