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National Memorial Service for Kim Jong Il Underway in Pyongyang

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 11:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people packed a central square in Pyongyang on Thursday for a national memorial service for the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. State television showed a massive sea of tightly packed soldiers that filled Kim Il Sung square as the deceased leader’s heir apparent and youngest son, Kim Jong Un, […]

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World Watches As North Korea Bids Farewell to Kim Jong Il

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Observers worldwide watched television images of Kim Jong Il’s funeral procession Wednesday for clues of who holds the real power after his death. Mr. Kim’s youngest son and heir apparent, Kim Jong Un, clearly had a central role in the ceremony. He walked alongside a black limousine carrying his father’s hearse through central Pyongyang, and […]

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Snow, Tears Capture Mood As North Korea Mourns Kim

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s harsh winter weather seemed to capture perfectly the somber mood of the nation as it mourned the loss of its late leader Kim Jong Il. The funeral procession began early Wednesday under gray skies. A light snowfall grew heavy as the morning progressed, covering the streets of Pyongyang with a blanket of fresh, […]

Kim Jong Il’s Funeral Held in Snowy Pyongyang

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of weeping North Koreans bade a final farewell to longtime leader Kim Jong Il Wednesday as a black hearse carried his coffin through the capital Pyongyang. Snow filled the gray skies as the funeral procession began early Wednesday. A black limousine with a huge portrait of the late leader led the procession […]

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Snow, Tears Capture Mood As North Korea Mourns Kim

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s harsh winter weather seemed to capture perfectly the somber mood of the nation as it mourned the loss of its late leader Kim Jong Il. The funeral procession began early Wednesday under gray skies. A light snowfall grew heavy as the morning progressed, covering the streets of Pyongyang with a blanket of fresh, […]

Kim Jong Il’s Funeral Underway in Snowy Pyongyang

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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The funeral of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has begun in Pyongyang, where tens of thousands gathered for an extravagant two-day ceremony to cement his legacy and transfer power to his youngest son, Kim Jong Un. Snow filled the gray skies as the funeral procession began early Wednesday. A black limousine with a […]

Kim Jong Il’s Funeral Underway in Snowy Pyongyang

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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The funeral of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has begun in Pyongyang, where hundreds of thousands gathered for an extravagant two-day ceremony to cement his legacy and transfer power to his youngest son, Kim Jong Un. Snow filled the gray skies as the funeral procession began early Wednesday. A black limousine with a […]

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Kim Jong Il’s Funeral Underway in Snowy Pyongyang

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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The funeral of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has begun in a snowy Pyongyang, where hundreds of thousands are expected to gather for an extravagant two-day ceremony to cement his legacy and transfer power to his youngest son, Kim Jong Un. North Korean state television began broadcasting the funeral early Wednesday, with the […]

Czechs, World Leaders Bid Farewell to Vaclav Havel

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders and the people of the Czech Republic have paid their final respects to former president Vaclav Havel at a state funeral in Prague, ending a week of honoring the dissident playwright and anti-communist icon. The 75-year old former Czech leader died in his sleep of respiratory problems on Sunday. Bells and sirens rang […]

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World Leaders Gather for Ex-Czech President Havel’s Funeral

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders and the people of the Czech Republic will pay final respects to former President Vaclav Havel at a state funeral in Prague Friday. The 75-year old former Czech leader died in his sleep of respiratory problems on Sunday. Mr. Havel, a dissident playwright, was his country’s first democratically elected president. Leaders from around […]

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