October 10th, 2010
07:37 AM ET

Much pomp as N. Korea's next leader debuts

North Korea's increasingly reclusive leader, Kim Jong Il, made a rare public appearance with his youngest son Sunday at a massive military parade billed as one of the largest in the nation.

Dignitaries from around the world, including China, Russia, Nepal, Poland, Austria and Mongolia, attended the event. Officials said 20,000 military personnel took part. They marched in lockstep as huge pieces of military hardware - including tanks and missiles - rolled along the parade route as part of celebration marking the 65th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.

Thousands of military personnel erupt into applause and chants as the Kims appeared in the capital to start the parade. FULL STORY

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  1. Jim Brieske

    ok phil. I have the knife woman's piano playing and the stealing of Russian black gold by Dick Cheney.
    Gotta go. Busy day.
    jim

    October 11, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. phil

    @Jim...have yourself a wonderful day there Jim. I'll look you up this evening.

    October 11, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jim Brieske

    oops. I should have just wrote females. Left out daughter and niece. But listing them is more dramatic.
    jim

    October 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jim Brieske

    oops. I should have just wrote females. Left out daughter and niece. But listing them all is more dramatic.
    jim

    October 11, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. 'Waymystick

    Cool. It would be nice if we could befriend North Korea. They are not barbarians like Muslims. Let's make as many friends because we'll never be friends with Muslims. Go North Korea!!! I hope your new leader is cool!!!!

    October 12, 2010 at 2:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
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