State funerals

French Republican guards carry the flag-draped coffin of late French President Jacques Chirac during a military funeral honors ceremony at the Invalides monument during a national day of mourning in Paris, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.( Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
September 30, 2019 - 8:32 am
PARIS (AP) — France bid a final adieu to Jacques Chirac on Monday as the former French president received military honors on a national day of mourning that culminated with a memorial service attended by dozens of past and current world leaders. Cutting a solemn figure, French President Emmanuel...
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A monk walks past by the coffin of late French President Jacques Chirac, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at the Invalides monument in Paris. Jacques Chirac will lie in state Sunday during a public ceremony at the Invalides monument, where France honors its heroes. A memorial service and private funeral are planned for Monday. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
September 29, 2019 - 10:29 am
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of mourners paid tribute Sunday to former French President Jacques Chirac, who died at 86. Chirac was lying in state Sunday afternoon inside the Invalides monument in Paris, where France honors its heroes, after he died Thursday. People were holding a moment of silence in...
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The coffin carrying the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seen at during mass at his rural home in Zvimba, about 100 kilometers north west of the capital Harare, Saturday. Sept, 28, 2019. According to a family spokesperson Mugabe is expected to be buried at the residence after weeks of drama mystery and contention over his burial place. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 28, 2019 - 10:20 am
ZVIMBA, Zimbabwe (AP) — A priest asked God to take pity on Robert Mugabe as the family of the longtime Zimbabwean leader buried him Saturday at his rural home. They chose a private farewell for one of Africa's most divisive figures after a weeks-long dispute with the administration that forced him...
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In this photo taken Sept. 13, 2019, Associated Press journalist Andrew Meldrum poses for a photograph at the entrance to State House in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe. After 16 years in journalistic exile, Meldrum returned to Zimbabwe, the country where he worked as a journalist for 23 years until he was expelled by former president Robert Mugabe's government. For the past week he reported on the mourning period for Mugabe. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
September 18, 2019 - 11:40 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she determined that I had worked as a journalist in...
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The casket of former president Robert Mugabe, covered by the national flag and followed by family and dignitaries, arrives for a state funeral at the National Sports Stadium in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. African heads of state and envoys are gathering to attend a state funeral for Mugabe, whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
September 14, 2019 - 7:10 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe's founding president, Robert Mugabe , whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains. The service and viewing of the...
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A mourner weeps after viewing the coffin with former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro Stadium in Harare, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, where the body is on view at the stadium for a second day. Mugabe died last week in Singapore at the age of 95. He led the southern African nation for 37 years before being forced to resign in late 2017. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
September 13, 2019 - 3:23 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The burial of Zimbabwe's founding president, President Robert Mugabe , will be delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built at a prominent spot at the national Heroes' Acre monument, the latest turn in a dramatic tussle between his family and the...
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Mourners stampede after the arrival of the coffin carrying former President Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro Stadium in Harare, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 where Mugabe will lie in state for a public viewing. Mugabe, the founder leader, made his final journey back to the country Wednesday amid continuing controversy over where he will be buried. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
September 12, 2019 - 11:57 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Controversy over where and when former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried and a stampede which injured several people trying to view his body marred the mourning for the deceased leader Thursday. A crowd insisting to see Mugabe's face in the partially opened...
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo lays a wreath at the grave of former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie during funeral services at Hero's cemetery Kalibata in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Habibie, who allowed democratic reforms and an independence referendum for East Timor following the ouster of the dictator Suharto, has been buried at a state funeral. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
September 12, 2019 - 5:24 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, who allowed democratic reforms and an independence referendum for East Timor following the ouster of dictator Suharto, was buried on Thursday in a state funeral with full military honors. Thousands of mourners lined...
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A man walks past a mural of former president Robert Mugabe, in the low income neighbourhood of Mbare, known to have many supporters of Mugabe's ZANU-PF party, in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Mugabe, who enjoyed strong backing from Zimbabwe's people after taking over in 1980, but whose support waned following decades of repression, economic mismanagement and allegations of election-rigging, is expected to be buried on Sunday, state media reported. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
September 10, 2019 - 8:25 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — A vehicle believed to be carrying the body of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe left a Singapore funeral parlor Wednesday morning to be returned to his homeland for burial in the African nation he ruled for decades. Police escorting the vehicle Wednesday morning said the...
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Pallbearers carry the coffin of the former Cyprus' President Dimitris Christofias, as people wave flags of communist party (AKEL) during his state funeral at the Orthodox Christian Church of the Lord's Wisdom in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. European communist and left-wing party heads and leaders from ethnically split Cyprus' breakaway Turkish Cypriot community were among those attending a funeral service for the country's former president Christofias. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
June 25, 2019 - 12:31 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, trade unionists, European communists and politicians and leaders from Cyprus' breakaway Turkish Cypriot community were among those attending a funeral service Tuesday for the country's former president, Dimitris Christofias. Hundreds of...
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