20 Dec '11, 8am

#Kimjongil body displayed, N. Korea media hail son

#Kimjongil body displayed, N. Korea media hail son

The body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il lies in state at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang in this still picture taken from video footage of still images aired by KRT (Korean Central TV of the North) on Dec 20, 2011. --PHOTO: REUTERS PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - The body of North Korea's long-time ruler Kim Jong Il was laid out in a glass coffin on Tuesday as weeping mourners filled public plazas and state media fed a budding personality cult around his third son, hailing him as 'born of heaven.' North Korea's official television showed still photos of Kim in the coffin surrounded by wreaths, his body covered with a red blanket and his head on a white pillow. A giant red curtain covered a wall behind Kim. Kim Jong Un - Kim's third son and successor - visited the coffin along with top military and Workers' Party officials and held a 'solemn ceremony' as the cou...

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