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North Korea's next leader, Kim Jong Un, front left, salutes beside the hearse carrying the body of his late father and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during the funeral procession in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday Dec. 28, 2011. Behind Kim Jong Un, in order are Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong Il's brother-in-law and vice chairman of the National Defense Commission, and Workers Party officials Choe Thae Bok and Kim Ki Nam. At far right is Ri Yong Ho, the Vice Marshal of the Korean People’s Army, and behind him is People's Armed Forces Minister Kim Yong Chun.    (AP Photo)

North Korea's next leader, Kim Jong Un, front left, salutes beside the hearse carrying the body of his late father and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during the funeral procession in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday Dec. 28, 2011. Behind Kim Jong Un, in order are Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong Il's brother-in-law and vice chairman of the National Defense Commission, and Workers Party officials Choe Thae Bok and Kim Ki Nam. At far right is Ri Yong Ho, the Vice Marshal of the Korean People’s Army, and behind him is People's Armed Forces Minister Kim Yong Chun. (AP Photo)

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