Wednesday, December 28, 2011

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) ? Tens of thousands of North Koreans lined the snowy streets of Pyongyang on Wednesday, wailing and clutching their chests as a black hearse carrying late leader Kim Jong Il’s body wound its way through the capital for a final farewell. The funeral procession from Kumsusan Memorial Palace, where Kim’s body had lain in state, was accompanied by top military and party officials, but there was little doubt who the leader was. Son and successor Kim Jong Un was the head mourner, walking with one hand on the hearse, the other raised in salute, his head bowed against the wind.