1. Funerals

    Kim Jong-il’s Corpse Displayed

    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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