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State funeral for Kim Dae-Jung

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A state funeral attended by some 20,000 people has been held in South Korea for former President Kim Dae-jung.

Mr Kim won the Nobel prize in 2000 for his work to foster better relations with North Korea and his death seems to be having a similarly positive effect.

Before the funeral, South Korean leader Lee Myung-bak met senior North Korean envoys who came to pay condolences.

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