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Goodbye to the dictator Kim Jong-Il.
I'm Trace Gallagher in for -- we are now just hours away from the official memorial for North Korea's dear leader.
Yesterday the country's legendary pageantry was in full force.
With crowds lining the streets in the snow as officials escorted the body of the dead dictator through the capitol.
The dictator's son and successor Kim Jong moon walked along -- the procession one hand on the hearse.
All around him people way -- stamp their feet.
Waved their arms just.
The actual tears seem to be in relatively short supply which raises the the question of how much of this whose real morning and how much was just for show but regardless this is what we got a -- of grief on a grand scale for a man who.
These people into -- fan an isolated them from the rest of the world while by all accounts living in luxury himself.
-- -- is tracking developments live from Seoul South Korea.
-- Tracy it was a well stage manage a well presented event we've seen similar displays like that but because the regime won a total control over this.
They left the foreign media and left the foreign delegations outside of the country but that's okay we're in Seoul and we got a good view.
In the funeral procession.
Leading the way the hearse carrying the body of the -- Korean dictator.
Kim Jung is the right behind him and -- -- vehicle and over sized portrait of the man and another vehicle.
The namesake -- -- for the man but huge reach all of this -- and -- for the -- cult of personality which is.
Sheets at the survival of the regime there.
On display as noted that the public grieving.
We've been talking about so much this week.
Also on display this is even more important came shown whom he is this on the successor.
Of the Kim Jong -- And the grandson.
Of Kim Il song.
Of North Korea we are told also that communism socialism less important right now right now important in North Korea family dynasty.
That's why people walking looking very closely -- who was walking along side the new successor.
And they found his uncle and other civilian officials they also found military officers.
The old guard and the next generation folks who have a huge stake in the new regime.
Folks who want to stay in power as one analyst put it to us.
They either hang together or they hang separately.
All at the expense we are told but the people.
Of North Korea.
They play their part on Wednesday.
They did their bit.
And they will do their bit again on Thursday at a huge memorial ceremony were about a 100000.
People will fill a square in Pyongyang and then.
Some of them were told.
Will go home hungry.
Some of them will go home -- And then the regime want to deal with that or it won't and that is the future right now back to you Trace.
And ought to go as Greg Palkot live for us in Seoul South Korea Greg thank.
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