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North Korean Funeral Provides Clues about Key Players

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Kim Jong Un, followed by senior party and military officials, accompany the hearse carrying Kim Jong Il. (AP)
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Kim Jong Un, followed by senior party and military officials, accompany the hearse carrying Kim Jong Il. (AP)

Kim Jong Il's heir, his third son Kim Jong Un, has risen to power swiftly in North Korea since being made a four-star general one year ago. (AP)
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Kim Jong Il's heir, his third son Kim Jong Un, has risen to power swiftly in North Korea since being made a four-star general one year ago. (AP)

Jang Song Taek (lef) is Vice chairman of the National Military Commission and husband of Kim Jong Il’s sister, Kim Kyong Hui. (AP)
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Jang Song Taek (lef) is Vice chairman of the National Military Commission and husband of Kim Jong Il’s sister, Kim Kyong Hui. (AP)

Kim Ki Nam is Secretary of the Korean Workers’ Party and a veteran of relations with South Korea. (AP)
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Kim Ki Nam is Secretary of the Korean Workers’ Party and a veteran of relations with South Korea. (AP)

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