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The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral

The funeral of the North Korean dictator has been taking place in Pyongyang today. Here’s a round-up of the 10 most grabbing photographs from it.

THE FUNERAL OF North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il has been taking place today in Pyongyang – and as can be expected from the world’s most secretive nation, there’s been some bizarre scenes.

Tens of thousands of people have lined the snowy streets as the hearse carrying the late leader was driven through the streets on the first of the two day funeral service.

Many mourners cried as the hearse drove by in what was a tightly controlled and co-ordinated event, some eleven days after the former leader died.

Here’s our round-up of the most grabbing photographs from the funeral:

The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral
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  • Funeral motorcade for Kim Jong Il

    Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • North Korea Kim Jong Il The Funeral

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  • Kim Jong Un with father's hearse

    Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • North Korea Kim Jong Il The Funeral

    Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • Funeral motorcade for Kim Jong Il

    Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • North Korea Kim Jong Il The Funeral

    Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • North Korea Kim Jong Il The Funeral

    Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • North Korea Kim Jong Il

    Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • North Korea Kim Jong Il The Funeral

    Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • South Korea Kim Jong Il

    Source: AP/Press Association Images

Watch: North Koreans mourn their leader on snowy Pyongyang streets >

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