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Kim Jong Un Weeps by Father’s Hearse in Snow-Covered Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un, successor to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, walked weeping alongside a hearse carrying the body of his father through the snow-covered streets of Pyongyang yesterday, ahead of a memorial service that ends two days of mourning meant to bolster the new leader.

A black limousine carrying a giant portrait of Kim Jong Il, who developed nuclear weapons during his 17-year reign while more than 1 million of his people starved to death, led the motorcade that included the coffin, draped in a red flag. State television showed thousands of soldiers massed in formation as citizens lined the North Korean capital’s wide avenues during the three-hour funeral.