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Former North Korean Leader Kim Jong-il's Body on Display

By January 11, 2013

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After the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on December 17, 2011, embalming specialists from Russia were flown in to help preserve his body. Exactly a year later, Kim's preserved body was unveiled at Pyongyang's Kumsusan Memorial Palace.

A few floors below the embalmed body of his father and first leader of North Korea, Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il's body is clad in a khaki jumpsuit and partially covered by a red blanket. Nearby are some of his personal effects, such as a pair of sunglasses, platform shoes, and a MacBook Pro laptop.


January 11, 2013 at 5:36 pm
(1) Sunny says:

LOL at the “MacBook Pro laptop” being among the displayed personal items. A communist using a product made by a giant capitalist multinational loved by Western hipsters? Hee Hee.

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