1. Funerals

    Kim Jong-il’s Corpse Displayed

    Image #: 16336523    The body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il lies in state at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang in this still picture taken from video footage of still images aired by KRT (Korean Central TV of the North) December 20, 2011. North Korea was in seclusion on Tuesday, a day after it announced the death of its leader Kim Jong-il, as concern mounted over what would happen next in the deeply secretive nation that is trying to build a nuclear arsenal.   REUTERS/KRT via REUTERS TV  (NORTH KOREA - Tags: OBITUARY POLITICS) REUTERS/KRT via REUTERS TV /LANDOV

    Reuters / Landov

    North Korea isn’t ready to put its Dear Leader in the ground: Kim Jong-il’s corpse is on public display ahead of his Dec. 28 funeral. State TV showed it beneath a red blanket, beside bouquets of red flowers, and with two guards standing watch nearby. His body rests in the same glass mausoleum where his father’s body has been on display since 1994, though it’s unclear if it will remain on display after the official funeral. His heir, Kim Jong-un, paid respects, along with military leaders.

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