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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
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The coffin of seven-time Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti is carried inside the church during his private funeral on Tuesday in Rome. Andreotti, a Machiavellian seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated the political scene for decades, died on Monday aged 94
Indian villagers look on as the funeral pyre of Sarabjit Singh burns at Bhikhiwind village, 45kms from Amritsar. Singh, an Indian convicted 16 years ago in Pakistan for spying and deadly bombings, died on May 2 after being savagely beaten with a brick in Lahore prison, sparking a furious response from Indian politicians. Singh was cremated with state honours in his native village in northwest India where hundreds of angry demonstrators shouted “Down with Pakistan!” as they gathered to pay their tribute.
People mourn as they bury a relative killed in Saturday’s earthquake, in Longmen village, Lushan county, Ya’an, Sichuan province. Hundreds of survivors of the earthquake, which killed nearly 200 people in southwest China, pushed into traffic on a main road on Monday, waving protest signs, demanding help and shouting at police. Read more