Mourners fill snowy streets of Pyongyang for Kim Jong-il's funeral
The funeral of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il unfolded across the snow-laden streets of Pyongyang, a three-hour event that displayed the secretive regime's ability to choreograph elaborate state ceremonies.
(CNN) Pyongyang - A North Korean state television broadcast of the services showed a tearful Kim Jong Un, the son and chosen successor of Kim Jong Il, trudging through the snow alongside the procession as it began at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, where Kim Jong-il's body had been lying in state since his death earlier this month.
One black car carried on its roof a coffin draped in the flag of the nation's Worker's Party. Another transported a giant portrait of a smiling Kim.
Senior officials accompanied the younger Kim, including Jang Song Taek, his uncle and a vice chairman of the National Defense Commission.
Soldiers stood with their heads bowed, their caps in hand. Their green uniforms contrasted starkly with the bright white snow as mournful music played.