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Screams, wails heard in Pyongyan as Jong Il's body is transported through city

Screams, wails heard in Pyongyan as Jong Il's body is transported through city

Screams and wails were heard in North Korea as the hearse carrying Kim Jong Il's body wound through Pyongyang.

Although North Korea is atheist, it has a quasi-religion that worships its leaders.  Jong Il was called "Dear Leader" and supernatural wonders were attributed to him.  io9 reports that the latest is that North Korean state news is reporting that divinely anointed flocks of magpies have been flocking to a monument of Kim Jong-Il's father, Kim Il-sung.

The Associated Press shares raw video of the scene:


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