A man reacts to a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il as he reads the reports of his death on a newspaper’s display board in Seoul on December 19, 2011. Kim suffered a heart attack while traveling on a train, North Korean state media said, setting up the autocratic, well-armed and nuclear-ambitious state for only its second leadership change since the Korean war ended in an uneasy truce in 1953.
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