Women in military dress crying at the funeral
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North Korea: Is outpouring of grief 'choreographed'?

Thousands of North Koreans are attending the funeral for the former leader Kim Jong-il, many of whom have been seen crying and wailing on state television.

Jim Hoare, the British charge d'affaires in Pyongyang from 2001-2002 told the BBC many of the scenes of grief were likely to have been choreographed.

  • 28 Dec 2011
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