Kim Jong Il Dead

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December 19, 2011, Tokyo, Japan – Evening newspaper extras reporting on the headline of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il are distributed to pedestrians in Tokyo. On Monday, North Korea announced that the country’s top leader died of “great mental and physical strain” at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday December 17 during a train ride out of Pyongyang. He was 69. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

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Kim’s death raises immediate questions by the world about the future of North Korea, which for six decades, has been ruled together by the Kim family. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)