Huge crowds mourn Kim Jong Il

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

Tens of thou­sands of mourn­ers packed Pyongyang’s main square yes­ter­day to pay re­spects to former leader Kim Jong Il. Women held hand­ker­chiefs to their faces as they wept and filed past a huge por­trait of a smil­ing Kim hang­ing on the Grand Peo­ple’s Study House, in the spot where late pres­i­dent Kim Il Sung’s pho­to­graph usu­ally hangs. A huge crowd con­verged on Kim Il Sung Square with tra­di­tional white mourn­ing flow­ers in hand. It grew through­out the day, even as heavy snow fell, and some took off their jack­ets to shield mourn­ing wreaths set up in Kim’s hon­our, just be­low the spot where he stood last year wav­ing to crowds at the mil­i­tary pa­rade.

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