Two-Day Kim Funeral Begins

The secrecy continues. North Korea will begin a two-day funeral on Wednesday for Kim Jong-il. Though few concrete details are known, many believe it will echo the services held for Kim’s father, Kim Il-sung in 1994. Hundreds of thousands are expected to line the streets of Pyongyang, as the military salutes and marches in remembrance. Kim’s son, Kim Jong-un, will reportedly be a pivotal player in the procession, further cementing his status as the nation’s “Supreme Commander.” On Thursday, the national memorial service will be held.