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North Korean Leaders Call Kim Jong Un Their “Supreme Leader”

Kim Jong Un Mourns Father in Snow-Covered Pyongyang
This handout picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 28, 2011 shows Kim Jong Un (center R) and Jang Song Thaek (C) besides the convoy carrying the body of his father and late leader Kim Jong-Il at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang. Source: KCNA/AFP/Getty Images

Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- North Korean leaders gathered in central Pyongyang at a memorial service for Kim Jong Il swore their allegiance to his son and successor, Kim Jong Un, and described him as the “supreme leader.” The service was braodcast on North Korean state television.

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