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
The coffin of former British prime minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher is carried by the Bearer Party as it leaves her funeral service at St Paul’s Cathedral, London
An onlooker photographs the funeral of Margaret Thatcher making its way down Fleet street on Wednesday.
A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw a stone during clashes with Israeli soldiers. Mussa Qawasma/Reuters
Unrest in the West bank city escalated following the funeral of Maysara Abu Hamdeya. The 64-year-old prisoner serving a life term in an Israeli jail and suffering from cancer, died on Tuesday. Read more