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North Korea marks the anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

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North Koreans bow before the statues of late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and his son Kim Jong Il, at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Dec. 17.

Ng Han Guan / AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, attends a ceremony to reopen the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Kim solemnly reopened the sprawling, granite mausoleum where his father's body lies in state as the nation marked the first anniversary of his death.

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North Koreans observe a moment of silence at Mansudae in Pyongyang, on the first anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death on Dec. 17.

North Korea marked the first anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death Monday with sadness as well as celebration over last week's successful satellite launch. North Korea unveiled the embalmed body of Kim Jong Il, still in his trademark khaki jumpsuit, on the anniversary of his death, but cameras were not allowed inside the mausoleum, and state media did not release any images of Kim Jong Il's body.

N. Korea displays Kim Jong Il a year after death

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North Koreans visit the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il to offer a silent prayer in central Pyongyang on Dec. 17. Picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency.

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A North Korean traffic coordinator stands on a roadside near portraits of late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il during a foggy morning on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, on Dec. 17.

KCNA / Reuters

North Korean officials attend a memorial service for former leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang on Dec. 16 ahead of the first anniversary of his death.

AP

News of the North Korean leader's death sparks tears from his followers and concerns around the world as power is handed over to his successor.

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