Death of Kim Jong Il

February 16, 1942 - December 17, 2011
Pyongyang, North Korea | Age 69

North Korean leader dead at 69
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North Korea mourns Kim Jong Il; son is 'successor'

RAFAEL WOBER, The Associated Press

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans marched by the thousands Monday to their capital's landmarks to mourn Kim Jong Il, many crying uncontrollably and flailing their arms in grief over the death of their "Dear Leader."

North Korean state media proclaimed his youngest son, Kim Jong Un, a "Great Successor," while a vigilant world watched for any signs of a...

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