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2588 -North Koreans banned from laughing for 11 days to mourn ex-leader's death: Report
North Koreans have been banned from showing any signs of happiness for 11 days to mark the 10th death anniversary of former leader Kim Jong-il, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported. The residents are also banned from laughing or drinking alcohol during the national mourning period. This was ordered by the government led by Kim Jong-un, the son of Kim Jong-il.