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North Korea's Kim family tree

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Pyongyang, Korea

KIM IL-SUNG: Founder of North Korea, who died on July 8, 1994 at age 82, remains "Eternal President" of the state he founded with Soviet help after World War Two. REUTERS/Handout

KIM IL-SUNG: Founder of North Korea, who died on July 8, 1994 at age 82, remains "Eternal President" of the state he founded with Soviet help after World War Two. REUTERS/Handout
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Handout .
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SEOUL, South Korea

KIM JONG-SUK: North Korean founder Kim Il-sung and his first wife Kim Jong-suk gave birth to their son Kim Jong-il in 1941. REUTERS/Handout

KIM JONG-SUK: North Korean founder Kim Il-sung and his first wife Kim Jong-suk gave birth to their son Kim Jong-il in 1941. REUTERS/Handout
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KCNA KCNA
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PYONGYANG, North Korea

KIM JONG-IL: Known at home as "the Dear Leader," Kim took over North Korea in 1994 when his father and founder of the reclusive state Kim Il-sung, known as "the Great Leader," died. Kim, who was 69 years old, died of a heart attack while on a train journey. Kim was the unchallenged head of the reclusive state whose economy fell deeper into poverty during his years in power as he vexed the world by developing a nuclear arms program...more

KIM JONG-IL: Known at home as "the Dear Leader," Kim took over North Korea in 1994 when his father and founder of the reclusive state Kim Il-sung, known as "the Great Leader," died. Kim, who was 69 years old, died of a heart attack while on a train journey. Kim was the unchallenged head of the reclusive state whose economy fell deeper into poverty during his years in power as he vexed the world by developing a nuclear arms program and an arsenal of missiles aimed to hit neighbors Japan and South Korea. REUTERS/KCNA
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KCNA KCNA
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PYONGYANG, North Korea

JANG SONG-THAEK: Jang, married to Kim Jong-il's sister, was previously considered the second most powerful man in the secretive state behind Kim Jong-un, before being executed after a special military tribunal found him guilty of treason. REUTERS/KCNA

JANG SONG-THAEK: Jang, married to Kim Jong-il's sister, was previously considered the second most powerful man in the secretive state behind Kim Jong-un, before being executed after a special military tribunal found him guilty of treason. REUTERS/KCNA
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KCNA KCNA
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PYONGYANG, North Korea

KIM KYONG-HUI: Younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il remains a part of the current regime's inner circle, even after the execution of her husband, Jang Song-taek. REUTERS/KCNA

KIM KYONG-HUI: Younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il remains a part of the current regime's inner circle, even after the execution of her husband, Jang Song-taek. REUTERS/KCNA
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LI IL-NAM: The nephew of Kim Jong-il's ex-wife, known in South Korea as Lee Han-yong, defected in 1982 from Europe where he had been studying. Li was shot and wounded by two suspected North Korean agents in February 1997 outside his home near Seoul. REUTERS/Stringer

LI IL-NAM: The nephew of Kim Jong-il's ex-wife, known in South Korea as Lee Han-yong, defected in 1982 from Europe where he had been studying. Li was shot and wounded by two suspected North Korean agents in February 1997 outside his home near Seoul. REUTERS/Stringer
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REUTERS FILE PHOTO
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Narita, Japan

KIM JONG-NAM: The older half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was murdered in Malaysia with U.S. officials believing he was killed by North Korean agents. Kim was known to spend a significant amount of his time outside the country and had spoken out publicly against his family's dynastic control of the isolated state. REUTERS/Eriko Sugita

KIM JONG-NAM: The older half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was murdered in Malaysia with U.S. officials believing he was killed by North Korean agents. Kim was known to spend a significant amount of his time outside the country and had spoken out publicly against his family's dynastic control of the isolated state. REUTERS/Eriko Sugita
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Reuters TV
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SINGAPORE, Singapore

KIM JONG CHOL: Older brother of Kim Jong Un, Jong Chol is reportedly a music fan who has little interest in politics. Asked if Jong Chol, could run North Korea, defector Thae Yong Ho was skeptical. "Kim Jong Chol has no interest in politics. He is only interested in music," Thae said. "He's only interested in Eric Clapton. If he was a normal man, I'm sure he'd be a very good professional guitarist". Jong Chol (C) is seen here at an...more

KIM JONG CHOL: Older brother of Kim Jong Un, Jong Chol is reportedly a music fan who has little interest in politics. Asked if Jong Chol, could run North Korea, defector Thae Yong Ho was skeptical. "Kim Jong Chol has no interest in politics. He is only interested in music," Thae said. "He's only interested in Eric Clapton. If he was a normal man, I'm sure he'd be a very good professional guitarist". Jong Chol (C) is seen here at an Eric Clapton concert in Singapore. REUTERS/KBS via Reuters TV
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KCNA KCNA
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PYONGYANG, North Korea

KIM JONG-UN: Current North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, known as "Supreme Leader", assumed power in 2011 following the death of his father. Mythmaking for Kim started early with him being portrayed as the spitting image of his grandfather and dubbed the "genius of geniuses" in military affairs despite having no known military experience. KCNA/via Reuters

KIM JONG-UN: Current North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, known as "Supreme Leader", assumed power in 2011 following the death of his father. Mythmaking for Kim started early with him being portrayed as the spitting image of his grandfather and dubbed the "genius of geniuses" in military affairs despite having no known military experience. KCNA/via Reuters
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KCNA KCNA
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PYONGYANG, North Korea

RI SOL JU: In 2012 North Korean state broadcaster named Kim Jong-un's wife as Ri Sol-ju, but did not say when the two were married. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said she had been a member of a troupe of performance artists and had received etiquette training for about six months before taking on the role of first lady, quoting a source familiar with the state's inner workings. REUTERS/KCNA

RI SOL JU: In 2012 North Korean state broadcaster named Kim Jong-un's wife as Ri Sol-ju, but did not say when the two were married. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said she had been a member of a troupe of performance artists and had received etiquette training for about six months before taking on the role of first lady, quoting a source familiar with the state's inner workings. REUTERS/KCNA
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