First mural of Kim Jong Un completed in Pyongyang

The first mural depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been completed in Pyongyang. It is seen as a sign that the country is further promoting his personality cult.

State-run Korean Central Television reported on Tuesday that a ceremony marking the mural's completion was held on Sunday at Mangyongdae Revolutionary School.

The mural shows a smiling Kim with a red scarf around his neck, surrounded by students wearing the same scarf.

The school trains future leaders of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea and the military.

The broadcaster reported that a monument had been completed that will forever convey a great history, and that the beliefs of students and school staff had been reinforced.

The Tokyo-based Radiopress news agency says it was reported last year that a mural depicting Kim had been erected outside Pyongyang, but this is the first to be completed within the capital.

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported that Pyongyang is demonstrating that Kim now has the same level of authority as his late father and grandfather, having taken power more than 10 years ago.