5 epic funerals


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  • Monday, 16 Dec 2013

Farewell, Madiba: The coffin of Nelson Mandela is carried on a gun carriage for a traditional burial after the funeral ceremony in Qunu, South Africa, on Dec 15, 2013.

As the world bade a final goodbye to Nelson Mandela yesterday in what’s been one of the biggest funerals in recent times, we look at five epic funerals that have stood out.

NELSON Mandela was laid to rest in his ancestral home in Qunu yesterday after an eventful week of international mourning that has seen his beloved South African nation of 52 million, peers, admirers and prominent leaders from around the world paying tribute to the colossal anti-apartheid figure. The former president died aged 95 in Johannesburg on Dec 5.

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