28 Dec '11, 9pm

The politics of Dear Leader's funeral: SEOUL - Bareheaded and without gloves, head mourner Kim Jong Un walked so...

SEOUL - Bareheaded and without gloves, head mourner Kim Jong Un walked sombrely alongside the hearse of his father Kim Jong Il through snow-covered Pyongyang yesterday. The 20-something man was accompanied by top party officials behind him, and key military leaders on the other side of the limousine - providing a waiting world with a first official look at who will make up the core leadership in a North Korea without the "Dear Leader", who was reported to have died of a heart attack on Dec 17 at the age of 69. Behind the "Great Successor" was Mr Jang Song Thaek, his uncle and a vice-chairman of the powerful National Defence Commission, who is expected to play a crucial role in helping the untested Mr Kim Jong Un take power. Also escorting the limousine during the funeral procession were military chief Vice-Marshal Ri Yong Ho and People's Armed Forces Minster Kim Yong Chun ...

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