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Kim Jong Il's two-day funeral begins

An elaborate two-day funeral began for longtime leader Kim Kong Il.

December 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
An elaborate two-day funeral began for longtime leader Kim Kong Il.

Tuesday, the secretive nation released video of his son, Kim Jong Un, weeping before his father's body, which is now lying in state.

Sobbing mourners have also been paying respects.

Kim Jong Il's body was driven through the streets of Pyongyang Wednesday in North Korea.

On Thursday a national memorial service will be held that will include a military salute and three minutes of silence.