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See Kim Jong Il's Body Displayed in an Extravagant Glass Coffin

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...a budding personality cult...

PYONGYANG, North Korea (The Blaze/AP) -- The body of North Korea's long-time ruler Kim Jong Il was laid out in a glass coffin Tuesday as weeping mourners filled public plazas and state media fed a budding personality cult around his third son, hailing him as "born of heaven."

North Korea's official television showed still photos of Kim in the coffin surrounded by wreaths, his body covered with a red blanket and his head on a white pillow. A giant red curtain covered a wall behind Kim.

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