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Kim Jong-il state funeral held in North Korea

Thousands of mourners have turned out, for the funeral of North Korea's former leader, Kim Jong-il, a week and a half, after his death.

The procession, passed through the capital, Pyongyang, on its way to the mausoleum, where he's been laid to rest.

The funeral was an elaborate state occasion, led by his son and successor, Kim Jong-un. A nationwide memorial service will be held tomorrow.

As the BBC is not allowed into North Korea, John Simpson reports from Seoul in South Korea.

  • 28 Dec 2011
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