N. Korea prepares for 100th birthday of Kim Il Sung

North Korea is preparing for the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Kim Il Sung. Pyongyang is expected to hold several events and celebrations surrounding Kim’s April 15 birthday. Among them, the launch of a long-range missile North Korea describes as a “satellite.”

A few hundred people from at least 60 different countries are expected to visit during this time.

A final schedule of events has yet to be released.

Kim Il Sung Sq bustling w people rehearsing for this week's big celebrations. Odd sight: No portrait on Grand People's Study House #NKorea

— Jean H. Lee (@newsjean) April 7, 2012

Twitchy will continue to monitor the events and update this post as needed.