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Pyongyang mourns Kim Jong Il

12-20-2011 08:04 BJT Special Report:DPRK top leader Kim Jong Il dies |

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Residents in the DPRK capital are mourning the death of their leader Kim Jong Il.

On Monday, all government buildings and schools in Pyongyang flew the flags at half-mast. Crowds gathered at the memorial sites, weeping openly.

People came to pay respects at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, following the government designated routes. Many shops and restaurants are closed, but the city remains orderly, with increased security patrols on the streets.

People gather in front of a bronze statue of Kim Il Sung in central Pyongyang to
mourn the death of Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of
Korea (DPRK) in Pyongyang, DPRK, Dec. 19, 2011. The whole city of Pyongyang sank into
deep sorrow on Monday following the announcement of the death of top leader Kim Jong
Il of the DPRK. (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

A national day of mourning will be held on December the 29th, when major cities will hold ceremonies, and residents will stand in silent tribute for 3 minutes.

People gather in front of a bronze statue of Kim Il Sung in central Pyongyang to
mourn the death of Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of
Korea (DPRK) in Pyongyang, DPRK, Dec. 19, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

People gather in front of a bronze statue of Kim Il Sung in central Pyongyang to
mourn the death of Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of
Korea (DPRK) in Pyongyang, DPRK, Dec. 19, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

People gather in front of a bronze statue of Kim Il Sung in central Pyongyang to
mourn the death of Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of
Korea (DPRK) in Pyongyang, DPRK, Dec. 19, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

People gather in front of a bronze statue of Kim Il Sung in central Pyongyang to
mourn the death of Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of
Korea (DPRK) in Pyongyang, DPRK, Dec. 19, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

People gather in front of a bronze statue of Kim Il Sung in central Pyongyang to
mourn the death of Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of
Korea (DPRK) in Pyongyang, DPRK, Dec. 19, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Photo taken on Dec. 19, 2011 shows the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, the
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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