Insane Pictures From The Funeral Of Kim Jong-Il

North Korea

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North Koreans took to the streets yesterday as the country closed down for the funeral of Kim Jong-Il — the open air procession allowed the world a glimpse at what may be transpiring in the secretive country.Choe Sang-Hun of The New York Times reports Kim Jong-Un’s uncle Jang Song-taek, vice chairman of the powerful National defence Commission, and Ri Yong-ho, head of the North Korean military’s general staff appear to be the men who will guide the young new leader.

The funeral lasted three hours and was filled with mourners weeping and beating their chests. In South Korea, many people celebrated.

As Kim Jong-Il was known for an appreciation of Mercedes Benz sedans, I asked our transportation writer Travis Okulski what type of hearse the Beloved Leader took his last ride — since it looks more like a mid-70s U.S. model than anything.

It is a 1976 Lincoln Continental hearse. Interesting choice.

BONUS: Check out second picture for the tallest soldier in the North Korean Army.

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