Weeping North Koreans thronged the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang Tuesday to pay their last respects to dictator Kim Jong-iI, who died Saturday of a massive heart attack caused by “physical and mental overwork.”
The ruler's body, partially covered in a red blanket, was laid in a glass coffin surrounded by wreaths, at the same presidential mausoleum where the embalmed body of his father Kim II-Sung has been kept since his death in 1994.
State television showed high-level officials and mourners crying and bemoaning the loss of their leader. The funeral will be held on Dec. 28.
Here are some images from the memorial service.