North Korea's 'Great Leader' holds court from the grave
At the end of a gleaming, kilometer-long marble walkway and up a final staircase leading to a darkened crypt, the North Korean faithful pay tribute to the man who forged their national identity.
Analysis: Some notes on North Korea's
way, by CNN's Eason Jordan
North Korea's Kim Jong Il is arguably the world's most mysterious leader.
He never meets outsiders. Only once in history has
his voice been heard on North Korean radio or
television. That occasion came seven years ago when,
at a military parade, he was heard saying, "Glory be
to the heroic Korean People's Army."
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At the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, and elsewhere in North Korea, Kim Il Sung remains the 'Great Leader'
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