North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dies at 69

Associated Press
North Korean Pak Jong Suk, center, sings a Korean song titled ìMy Unforgettable Pathî  with her son and daughter-in-law while standing under portraits of former North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il after speaking to reporters at the Peopleís Palace of Culture in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Pak told local and foreign reporters she was tricked into defecting to South Korea by agents who offered to arrange a reunion with her long-lost father,  but returned home after being disillusioned with life in the South. Her account could not be verified by South Korean officials.   (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

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Kim's death was announced Monday by state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.

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