New North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un (front) pays his respects ...
Dec 21st, 2011
(Reuters) - New North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un (front) pays his respects to his father and former leader Kim Jong-il, lying in state at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang in this still picture taken from video footage aired by KRT (Korean Central TV of the North) December 20, 2011. North Korea's new young leader will have to share power with an uncle and the military after the death of his father Kim Jong-il as the isolated country shifts to collective rule from strongman dictatorship, a source with close ties to Pyongyang and Beijing said on December 21, 2011. Jang Song-thaek, 65, brother-in-law of Kim Jong-il and the younger Kim's uncle can be seen 2nd left, he was named in 2009 to the National Defence Commission, the supreme leadership council Kim Jong-il led as head of the military state. REUTERS/KRT via REUTERS TV (NORTH KOREA - Tags: OBITUARY POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS -
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