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Pyongyang residents sweep snow from the streets before the funeral procession for late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo)

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Pyongyang residents sweep snow from the streets before the funeral procession for late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday Dec. 28, 2011. (AP Photo)

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A portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is carried past mourners during his funeral procession. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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A portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is carried past mourners during his funeral procession through the streets of Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday Dec. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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Mourners cry during the funeral procession for late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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Kim Jong-un, the youngest son and designated successor to the late Kim Jong-il as North Korean dictator, salutes during the funeral for his father in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. (AP Photo)

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In this image made from KRT video, Kim Jong-un (center), Kim Jong-il's youngest son and successor, walks next to his father's hearse during a funeral procession for the late North Korean leader in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/KRT via APTN)

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, North Koreans gather in front of a huge portrait of their late leader Kim Jong-il to mourn his death in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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Members of a South Korean mourners delegation, including Hyun Jeong-eun (center), chairwoman of Hyundai Group, pay their respects to the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. (AP Photo)

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North Koreans pay their respects to the late leader Kim Jong-il in front of his portrait in Chagang, North Korea, on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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A final photograph of Kim Jong-il, released Saturday, shows North Korea's "Dear Leader" in a Pyongyang grocery store with a retinue that includes his son-successor, Kim Jong-un (right on the first step with two riders), Kim Jong-il's sister Kim Kyong-hui and her husband, Jang Song-thaek (two steps behind Kim Jong-un, in light jacket). (Associated Press)

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North Koreans cry as they pay their respects to Kim Jong-il, their late leader, at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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North Korean military personnel cry as they visit the Kumsusan Memorial Palace to pay their respects to leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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North Korean defector Park Sang-hak (right) releases a balloon bearing leaflets condemning North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his son Kim Jong-un during a demonstration against the North at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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Mourners gather in Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, to pay their respects to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, who died Saturday. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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Kyodo News via Associated Press The body of longtime North Korean leader Kim Jong-il lies in state Tuesday in a memorial palace in Pyongyang, North Korea. The Stalinist Northeast Asian nation is in an 11-day period of official mourning.

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The body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is laid out in the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/KRT)

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In this image made from KRT television, Kim Jong-un, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's youngest known son and successor, visits the body of senior Kim with top military and Workers' Party officials in a memorial palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/KRT)

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Korean immigrant Steve Park points to a photo of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-il in a newspaper over coffee at a McDonald's restaurant in Los Angeles on Monday. Mr. Kim died Saturday at age 69. (Associated Press)

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Kim Jong-un, third son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, is believed to have the mannerisms, personality and ideology of his mercurial father. (Xinhua News Agency via Associated Press)