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<b>Full coverage:</b> Kim Jong Il | 1942-2011

Kim Jong Il | 1942-2011
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the mercurial strongman extolled at home as the “Dear Leader” and reviled abroad as a tyrant, has died at 69. Kim’s death was announced by state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Obituary

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. ( European Pressphoto Agency )
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