Εκατοντάδες χιλιάδες Βορειοκορεάτες βγήκαν σήμερα στους δρόμους της παγωμένης Πιονγιάνγκ για να αποτίσουν φόρο τιμής στο «μεγάλο ηγέτη», τον Κιμ Γιονγκ Ιλ που έφυγε την περασμένη εβδομάδα από τη ζωή.

Ο γιος του και διάδοχος Κιμ Γιονγκ Ουν παρέμεινε δίπλα στη λιμουζίνα που μεταφέρει τη σορό του πατέρα του μέσα από τους δρόμους της βορειοκορεατικής πρωτεύουσας ενώ οι Βορειοκορεάτες θρηνούν καθώς αποχαιρετούν τον ηγέτη τους.

Η χώρα παραμένει σε εθνικό πένθος ενώ οι μαζικές εκδηλώσεις θλίψης δεν έχουν σταματήσει από τη στιγμή που ανακοινώθηκε η απώλεια του 69χρονου Κιμ Γιονγκ Ιλ.

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Farewell: Weeping North Koreans lined the streets of Pyongyang to bid goodbye to long time leader Kim Jong Il

In mourning: North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un walks alongside the car carrying his father's coffin

Mobbed: Mourners crowded around the hearse carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Il through the streets of the capital

No expense spared: The funeral procession of the late 'dear leader' Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea today as his son and successor Kim Jong Un accompanies the coffin

'Sadly missed': A huge portrait of the late Kim Jong Il trundles through the snow during his funeral procession in Pyongyang, North Korea today

Military salute: North Korean soldiers fired guns in honour of their late leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang
Standing to attention: Kim Jong Un (third from left) salutes during his father's funeral, accompanied by state dignitaries including a woman (second from right) who some believe is his wife

Prostrate with grief: Two men howl in the streets of Pyongyang today during the funeral procession of Kim Jong Il who died on December 16

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Uncontrollable: Even these mourners in military dress are unable to hold back floods of tears at the loss of the North Korean tyrant
Stricken with grief: North Korean women soldiers weep hysterically over the death of leader Kim Jong Il in front of his body at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, Pyongyang, in this picture released yesterday
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Wailing: North Koreans fell to the ground in desperation as the procession drove by
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Suffer little children: Girls in North Korea wail in this picture released by state media yesterday as they mourn the 'dear leader' who ruled the country for 14 years with an iron grip

Tears: Soldiers cry as a procession carrying late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il passes through the streets of Pyongyang

Devastated: Women soldiers wipe tears from their eyes as others blow their noses during the funeral procession of Kim Jong Il

 

(φωτογραφίες από Daily Mail)