PANMUNJOM, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 22: A North Korean soldier looks at South Korea across the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), on December 22, 2011 in Panmunjom, South Korea. U.S. and South Korean ... more 
PANMUNJOM, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 22: A North Korean soldier looks at South Korea across the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), on December 22, 2011 in Panmunjom, South Korea. U.S. and South Korean defense intelligence reports today suggest that the transition of power in North Korea is going smoothly following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il of a heart attack Saturday. His death has brought concerns about instability in the Korean Peninusla, with heavy attention being paid to the movements of the country's 1.2 million military personnel. State media has released imagery of North Korean's weeping and mourning at the main square in Pyongyang as citizens participate in an the state-wide 11-day mourning period culminating in a national memorial service December 28-29. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) less 
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