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December 17th, 2013
05:57 PM ET

North Korea's top brass commemorates Kim Jong Il's death

(CNN) – On the second anniversary of the death of former North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, the nation held a memorial in his honor, lauding his life and achievements.

During the ceremony, his son, Kim Jong Un sat front and center below the image of his father, which was festooned in gold-colored flowers. He assumed power after his father's death in 2011.

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