State funerals

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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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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A man in the stands holds a banner with the face of former president Robert Mugabe, as members of the public queue up to view his body at the Rufaro stadium in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The ongoing uncertainty of the burial of Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore at the age of 95, has eclipsed the elaborate plans for Zimbabweans to pay their respects to the former guerrilla leader at several historic sites. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
September 14, 2019 - 12:23 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — African heads of state and envoys are gathering to attend a state funeral 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 body of...
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A man in the stands holds a banner with the face of former president Robert Mugabe, as members of the public queue up to view his body at the Rufaro stadium in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The ongoing uncertainty of the burial of Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore at the age of 95, has eclipsed the elaborate plans for Zimbabweans to pay their respects to the former guerrilla leader at several historic sites. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
September 14, 2019 - 12:09 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — African heads of state and envoys are gathering to attend a state funeral 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 body of...
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A man in the stands holds a banner with the face of former president Robert Mugabe, as members of the public queue up to view his body at the Rufaro stadium in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The ongoing uncertainty of the burial of Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore at the age of 95, has eclipsed the elaborate plans for Zimbabweans to pay their respects to the former guerrilla leader at several historic sites. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
September 13, 2019 - 8:51 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried at the national Heroes' Acre site but the date has not yet been set, a family spokesman said Friday, as mourners lined up to view the body for a second day in the capital, Harare. The decision to inter Mugabe at the...
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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 - 1:53 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 - 5:58 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — A vehicle believed to be carrying the body of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe left a Singapore funeral parlor Wednesday morning before it will lie in state in the African nation he ruled for decades. Police escorting the vehicle Wednesday morning said the convoy was heading...
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The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde poses for a photo on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at her home in Minneapolis. Budde is bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, and is among faith leaders at Washington National Cathedral who responded to President Donald Trump’s derogatory comments about Baltimore. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)
July 31, 2019 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In unusually forceful language, the leadership of the Washington National Cathedral condemned what it called the "racialized rhetoric" of President Donald Trump and directly compared him to 1950s anti-Communist demagogue Sen. Joseph McCarthy. The statement, released Tuesday, isn't...
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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 - 10:31 am
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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