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Kim Jong Un expresses condolences to Kim Jong Il again: report

(Xinhua)

09:26, December 24, 2011

PYONGYANG, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), expressed condolences to Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) top leader Kim Jong Il again at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang on Friday, the official news agency KCNA reported.

The tribute followed Kim Jong Un's previous condolences paid to the deceased top leader on Dec. 20 after Kim Jong Il died on Dec. 17 on a train during an inspection tour.

According to the KCNA, Kim Jong Un bowed and paid silent tribute to Kim Jong Il with senior officials of the party, government and army, and went round the bier.

Then he stood by the side of the bier with tears to receive the service persons and people from all walks of life in the DPRK coming to mourn the demise of Kim Jong Il, said the report.

The participants included Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of Central Committee of the WPK and president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Choe Yong Rim, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and premier of the Cabinet, Ri Yong Ho, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and chief of the KPA General Staff, and other senior officials of the party, government and army.

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