Both the scale of the statue and level of devotion make this image startling to me. In discussing with other editors what political statues in America are similar in scale, Mt. Rushmore came to mind. What other ones would compare? In what ways do Americans show similar devotion to our political leaders, past and present?
North Korean women prepare to bow before the statue of the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung erected on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea Sunday Aug. 5, 2007.