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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.

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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

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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.

Well-wishers greet the horse-drawn funeral cortege of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow as it arrives at the City of London Crematorium on March 24, 2014 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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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.

Relatives of Jimmy Vargas, a student who died during a recent protest, weep beside his coffin during his funeral in San Cristobal, 660 km from Caracas. Five intelligence agents have been ordered 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.

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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 near the body of Waseem Yousuf Dar during his funeral in Dogripora village...Kashmiri people gather near the body of Waseem Yousuf Dar during his funeral in Dogripora village, about 40 km (25 miles) south of Srinagar, January 8, 2014. Waseem, a militant, was killed during a gunbattle with Indian soldiers on Tuesday evening in Dogripora, police said. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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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.

Ronnie Biggs Funeral in London...epa04007239 Hells Angels bikers lead the coffin of train robber Ronnie Biggs as it makes its way to Golders Green Crematorium in north London, Britain, 03 January 2014. Ronnie 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, had died aged 84 at a care home in London on 18 December 2013. Biggs was part of a gang that held up a Royal Mail train, making off with 2.6 million pounds. Biggs received a 30-year jail sentence in 1964, but escaped after havng served just 15 months. He then used his share of the money to undergo elaborate plastic surgery in Paris, before travelling on to Australia. It was the beginning of 35 years on the run, most of which were spent in Rio de Janeiro.

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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, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Motorcycle-riding police officers escorted the casket Wednesday morning from 1 Military Hospital outside of Pretoria to the Union Buildings. Some Pretoria residents lined the streets to watch the procession go by, singing tributes to Mandela, who died Dec. 5 at age 95.

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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

Female Iranian mourners carry a flag-draped coffin of a soldier who was killed during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, whose remains were recently recovered, during a funeral ceremony, in Tehran, Iran

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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

A war veteran wears his Arctic Star (bottom left) at the funeral of former Royal Navy Commander Eddie Grenfell at the Anglican Cathedral in Old Portsmouth, Hampshire.  The 93 year old retired officer died on June 28 just over three months after he was presented with the medal for his service on the Arctic convoys in the Second World War. He had lobbied tirelessly for16 years for the medal to be created and was the first veteran to receive the star.

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Soldiers at the funeral of Corporal William Savage who died in an explosion in Afghanistan which took place at Glencorse Kirk. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 22, 2013. He was part of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment Of Scotland (2 Scots) and hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral at Glencorse Kirk in Penicuik, Midlothian, near the regiment's home of Glencorse Barracks. See PA story FUNERAL Savage. Photo credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire

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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