Service personnel and civilians lay flowers before the bronze statue of leader Kim Jong Il on New Year's Day
Service personnel and civilians lay flowers before the bronze statue of leader Kim Jong Il on New Year's Day in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang January 1, 2017. REUTERS/KCNA ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dies at 69
Kim's death was announced Monday by state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.