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North Koreans bow to a portrait of Kim Jong Il, a day after his death was announced, in one of many organized displays of mass mourning Tuesday in the capital Pyongyang.

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Son of late North Korean leader leads mourning

North Korea’s anointed heir Kim Jong Un led a solemn procession of mourners Tuesday to the glass coffin of his father and longtime ruler — a strong indication that a smooth leadership transition was under way in the country known for secrecy and unpredictability.

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