North Koreans mourn Kim Jong Il 1 year later

North Koreans stopped in their tracks at midday to silently honor former ruler Kim Jong Il, whose death one year ago Monday swept his 20-something son to power.


The son, Kim Jong Un, led top military and government officials in reopening the sprawling mausoleum where his father's body now lies in state near that of his grandfather, the nation's founder Kim Il Sung. The hall bearing Kim Jong Il's body was expected to open to guests on Monday afternoon. (AP)