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The coffin of the late Tony Benn is carried into the grounds of Westminster Abbey and St Margaret’s Church for his funeral in London, England. Former Labour cabinet minister and opponent to the Iraq War Tony Benn, died at the age of 88 on March 14, 2014.
A soldier carries a Spanish flag with a black ribbon during the funeral procession of Spain’s former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez in Madrid on Tuesday.
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Well-wishers greet the horse-drawn funeral cortege of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow as it arrives at the City of London Crematorium on Monday in London, England. Mr Crow, the outspoken leader of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union, died of a suspected heart attack, aged 52, on March 11, 2014.
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Relatives of Jimmy Vargas, a student who died during a recent protest, weep beside his coffin during his funeral in San Cristobal, 660km from Caracas. Five intelligence agents have been arrested for suspected ties to killings during protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Venezuela has been swept by student-led protests since February 4, posing the greatest challenge yet to Maduro’s government just under a year since he took office. Read more
Kashmiri people gather at the funeral of Waseem Yousuf Dar in Dogripora village, near Srinagar in Kashmir. Waseem, a militant, was killed during a gunfight with Indian soldiers on Tuesday evening according to police.
Hells Angels bikers accompany the coffin of train robber Ronnie Biggs as it makes its way to Golders Green crematorium in north London. Biggs, a British petty criminal who became infamous for his role in the “great train robbery” of 1963 and his subsequent life on the run, died aged 84 at a care home in London on December 18 2013.
South African mourners hold posters of former president Nelson Mandela, while chanting slogans as the convoy transporting the body of Nelson Mandela passes by in Pretoria, South Africa
A flag-draped coffin of a soldier killed during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war is held aloft by female mourners during a funeral ceremony in Tehran. The soldier’s remains were only recently recovered
Soldiers at the funeral of Corporal William Savage who died in an explosion in Afghanistan. He was part of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment Of Scotland (2 Scots). Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral at Glencorse Kirk in Penicuik, Midlothian, near the regiment’s home of Glencorse Barracks Read more