memorial ceremony for his late father, Kim Jong-il.
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Kim Jong-un installed as N Korea 'supreme leader'

Kim Jong-un has been installed as North Korea's "supreme leader of the party, state and army", at a vast memorial ceremony for his late father, Kim Jong-il.

Hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians packed the main square in Pyongyang as eulogies to the man called "the Dear Leader" were read out.

Kim Jong-un, who is still in his twenties, has become the third generation of the Kim dynasty to rule North Korea since the state was founded.

John Simpson reports.

  • 29 Dec 2011
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