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Kim Jong Un (center) pays his respects to his father, former leader Kim Jong Il, who is lying in state at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang in this still picture taken from video footage aired by Korean Central TV of North Korea on Dec. 20. Reuters TV/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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North Korea In Transition

In North Korea, Lavish Praise For The Heir Apparent

Kim Jong Un is playing a prominent role in his father's funeral and is already the object of fulsome praise from North Korea's official media.

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