Funerals and memorial services

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 20, 2010 file photo, former Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov speaks to the media before a reception at the U.S. Ambassador's Spaso House residence in Moscow, Russia. Russia's space agency says Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space 54 years ago, has died in Moscow. He was 85. Roscosmos says in a statement on its website that Leonov died on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
October 15, 2019 - 3:14 am
MYTISHCHI, Russia (AP) — Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, has been laid to rest at a memorial cemetery outside the Russian capital of Moscow. The legendary cosmonaut, who died Friday at 85, was buried Tuesday in a lavish ceremony, attended by hundreds of well-wishers and other...
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FILE - This Sept. 18, 2007 file photo shows soprano Jessye Norman performing during The Dream Concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
October 12, 2019 - 10:26 am
The funeral to celebrate the life and legacy of international opera icon Jessye Norman commenced Saturday in the singer's Georgia hometown where she got her start in music. Family, friends and famous faces gathered at the William B. Bell Auditorium — a 2,800-seat theater inside the James Brown...
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FILE - This July 4, 2010 file photo shows American opera singer Jessye Norman performing on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74. (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre, File)
October 11, 2019 - 12:52 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — International opera star Jessye Norman never forgot her home in a small Southern U.S. city. And Augusta, Georgia, never forgot the woman who grew up among many musical influences to become one of the few black opera singers to gain worldwide acclaim. Augusta is holding four days...
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Indigenous anti-government protesters gather outside the Casa de la Cultura in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Anti-government protesters paraded captive police officers on a stage at the Casa de Cultura Thursday, defying Ecuadorian authorities who are seeking dialogue with opponents, particularly indigenous groups, after deadly unrest that was triggered by fuel price hikes. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
October 10, 2019 - 9:08 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Anti-government protesters forced captive police officers to carry a coffin containing the body of an indigenous activist, underlining the anger directed at Ecuador's government more than week after rises in fuel prices set off nationwide unrest among indigenous groups, unions...
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FILE - This July 4, 2010 file photo shows American opera singer Jessye Norman performing on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74. (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre, File)
October 07, 2019 - 12:49 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The public funeral for opera star Jessye Norman has been set for Saturday in Georgia and will feature tributes from actor Laurence Fishburne, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald. The funeral will be at the William B. Bell Auditorium in...
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Police officers line the street in front of Church of the Sacred Heart, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 in Monroe, N.Y., for the funeral service for New York City Police Officer Brian Mulkeen. Authorities say Mulkeen was fatally hit Sunday by two police bullets while struggling with an armed man in the Bronx. He is the second New York City officer killed by friendly fire this year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 04, 2019 - 9:32 am
MONROE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City police officer killed by friendly fire during a struggle with an armed man was honored Friday at his funeral as a hero. Officer Brian Mulkeen, who was hit Sunday by two police bullets while wrestling with the man in the Bronx, was the second New York City officer...
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The coffin of former French President Jacques Chirac leaves Invalides monument in Paris, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Past and current heads of states are gathering in Paris to pay tribute to former French president Jacques Chirac who died last week at the age of 86. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 30, 2019 - 3:02 am
PARIS (AP) — Former French President Jacques Chirac was given full military honors on Monday as past and current world leaders gathered in Paris to attend his final service. On a mild, sunny morning, French President Emmanuel Macron cut a solemn figure as he presided over the ceremony near the site...
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People queue at the Invalides monument to pay their respects to late French President Jacques Chirac, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 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/Francois Mori)
September 29, 2019 - 5:49 am
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people have lined up in front of the Invalides monument in Paris to pay public tribute to former French President Jacques Chirac, who died Thursday at 86. Chirac was lying in state Sunday afternoon inside the monument, where France honors its heroes. People could hold a...
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A van from a funeral parlor enters former President Robert Mugabe's 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 - 2:45 am
ZVIMBA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Security was tight as the family of longtime Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe prepared on Saturday to bury him at his rural home. A highly private farewell was planned for one of Africa's most divisive figures after a weeks-long family dispute with the administration that...
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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 - 9:40 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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