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The North Korean leaders say goodbye to Kim Jong-il

The live broadcast on television the funeral of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, held in Pyongyang on Wednesday, December 28, allowed to observe the distribution of power within the new authorities of the country.

The limousine carrying the coffin of the deceased leader was accompanied by the group of leaders who will lead the country, including Kim Jong-un, the youngest son and successor Kim Jong-il.

Besides Kim Jong-un, were observed among those accompanying the coffin, his uncle, President of the National Defence Commission Jang Song-taek, the secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea in charge of propaganda, Kim Ki Nam and President of the Supreme People’s Assembly Choi Tae-bok.

Among the relatives of the former leader could also see the head of state, major, General Ri Young-ho, the Defence Minister Kim Young-chun and the Deputy Chairman of the Central Political Department of the Army North Korean General Kim Chong-gak.

The funeral of Kim Jong Il are released by the North Korean Central Television and rebroadcast by the South Korean TV, and CNN and BBC.

According to South Korean media, Kim Jong-il will be buried in the mausoleum of his father, North Korea’s eternal president Kim Il-sung.

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