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N. Korea expected to hold ceremony commemmorating 2nd anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death

Updated: 2013-12-16 (KST)
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North Korea is expected to hold a ceremony on Monday to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-il.
If held, all eyes will be on who will be seated next to current leader Kim Jong-un, which will be indicative of the regime's new power structure.
Last year, the leader's uncle, Jang Song-thaek , who was executed last Thursday, was seated third to the left of Kim Jong-un, showing his high rank in the regime.
The South Korean government is closely watching whether Kim's aunt and Jang's widow, Kim Kyong-hui , will appear at the meeting, a sign she is resuming her public activities in the political arena.
Kim Jong-un is expected to pay his respects at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the mausoleum where his father and grandfather lie in state, on Tuesday with first lady Ri Sol-ju .


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