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Gaza's Christians bury their first casualty of the war

Gaza - Jalila Ayyad's widower George still had a black eye and bloodstains on his shirt as he processed ahead of her coffin, hours after the air strike that destroyed their home.Jalila, 60, was the first Christian casualty of a bloody Gaza war.
In the Media by John Davison (AFP) - 1 comment

Mourners demand justice for NY man choked by police

New York - Civil rights activist Al Sharpton led hundreds of mourners in demands for justice at the funeral for a black father of six who died after being choked by New York police.
In the Media by AFP

Bosnia buries 284 war victims two decades on

Kozarac - Thousands gathered on Sunday for a final farewell to 284 people killed in Bosnia's 1992-1995 war, after their remains were exhumed from one of the largest mass graves found in the country.
In the Media by Rusmir Smajilhodzic (AFP)

Tensions near breaking in Jerusalem as Palestinian boy is buried

Jerusalem - Palestinians and Israelis in Jerusalem expressed frustration Friday as the funeral of a slain Palestinian boy approached while radicals in Gaza fired missiles at communities in southern Israel.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Mother's funeral turns into party, and her corpse held menthol

New Orleans - Miriam Burbank's two daughters said that their mother, from New Orleans, was full of life, so they wanted to make sure her funeral was lively.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Lee Ann Womack sings 'I Hope You Dance' at Maya Angelou funeral

Country sensation Lee Ann Womack sang her signature song "I Hope You Dance" at Maya Angelou's funeral on June 7. Angelou's most famous work was her autobiography, "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings."
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

Puerto Rican woman attends her own wake in style

According to her wishes, an 80-year-old Puerto Rican woman attended her own wake this week, sitting in her favorite rocking chair, wearing her gown from her second marriage and surrounded by flowers and plants.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Six mourners injured by falling coffin at funeral in Spain

Ronda - Six mourners were attending a funeral in the city of Ronda in southern Spain when the coffin containing their deceased loved one fell on them, injuring them all.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

With tears and anger, Slavyansk buries its dead

- Irina Boyevets was standing innocently on her balcony when a bullet smashed into her head. Anatoly Korochka was burned alive when his delivery truck was raked by machine gun fire. On Wednesday, the war-torn town of Slavyansk buried two of its own.
In the Media by Bertrand De Saisset (AFP)

After the horrors of Odessa, both sides bury their dead

Odessa - Andriy and Vadim: two young men from Odessa, one pro-Russian, one pro-Kiev, both buried as heroes on Tuesday after dying in a bloodbath that brought their country closer to civil war.
In the Media by Michel Moutot (AFP)

Leaders honour Spain's democratic hero Suarez in mass

Madrid - International dignitaries crowded into Madrid's Almudena Cathedral for a solemn state funeral to honour Adolfo Suarez, the statesman who led Spain to democracy after the Franco dictatorship.
In the Media by AFP

Leaders honour Spain's democratic hero Suarez in mass

Madrid - International dignitaries crowded into Madrid's Almudena Cathedral on Monday for a solemn state funeral to honour Adolfo Suarez, the statesman who led Spain to democracy after the Franco dictatorship.
In the Media by AFP

Grenade attack on C. Africa funeral service 'kills 20'

Bangui - At least 20 people died when extremists threw hand grenades at a crowd of mourners during a funeral service in the Central African Republic capital Bangui overnight, the government said on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Funeral held for Crimea's first casualties

Simferopol - Crimea held a joint funeral on Saturday for a Ukrainian soldier and a pro-Moscow militiaman killed this week -- the first casualties since Russian forces seized the Black Sea peninsula."These are Crimean heroes," the Moscow-ruled region's prime ministe...
In the Media by Dario Thuburn (AFP)

Thousands mourn Shanghai's 'underground' bishop

Shanghai - Thousands of mourners packed a Shanghai square on Saturday to bid farewell to "underground" Catholic Bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang whose faith, they said, led him to endure decades of suffering at the hands of China's ruling Communist Party.Fan, who was...
In the Media by AFP

Ohio man buried atop his beloved Harley-Davidson

Mechanicsburg - An Ohio man was granted his final wish Friday, when his family carried out the motorcycle enthusiast's plans to be laid to rest astride his beloved 1967 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio - 3 comments

Israel's controversial hero Ariel Sharon laid to rest

- Ariel Sharon, one of Israel's most controversial leaders, was laid to rest Monday at his family ranch in a sombre ceremony attended by Israeli officials and foreign dignitaries.
In the Media by John Davison (AFP)

Nelson Mandela buried today in hometown Qunu

The funeral of former South African president Nelson Mandela was held at his hometown Qunu in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, today.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 3 comments

Mandela's body en route to Qunu via helicopter

Nelson Mandela's body will take a trip by helicopter this morning to Qunu in the Eastern Cape, for his burial on Sunday.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 3 comments

Search for relatives to attend funeral of war vet who died alone

Middlesbrough - Decorated army veteran Frederick Leach passed away at the age of 94 on Nov. 6 at Briarwood Care Home in Eston, about five miles from Middlesbrough in northeast England, and there are concerns that he will have nobody to attend his funeral.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 1 comment

Large turnout expected to pay respect at funeral of WWII veteran

Blackpool - The Armistice Day funeral of a WWII veteran with no close family is expected to attract a large turnout after appeals to attend his funeral and give him a good send off were shared on social networking sites.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 5 comments

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke's funeral halted, hearse kicked

Albano Laziale - The funeral service for Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke in Italy Tuesday was called off amid fiery protests, BBC News is reporting.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

Boy dies in vehicle while parents were attending funeral

Deputies in Manatee County, Florida, are investigating a 3-year-old's death after he was left in the car whilst his parents attended a funeral.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Last King of Yugoslavia reburied after forty-three years

Belgrade - The King of Yugoslavia, Petar II was buried in a state funeral in Belgrade on Sunday, forty-three years after he died. Petar II was the last king of Yugoslavia and in 1941 he fled with his family from the Nazis and escaped to the United States.
In the Media by Mark Harradine

Rappers Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, and others mourn Chris Kelly

Atlanta - The funeral of Kriss Kross rapper Chris Kelly took place in Atlanta Thursday afternoon at a Baptist church. The service was attended by his mentor Jermaine Dupri, longtime friend Da Brat, members of the group XScape, and Kriss Kross partner, Chris Smith.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Boston victim funerals

Boston - The controversial Westboro Baptist Church has vowed to picket the funerals of those killed in the Boston Marathon blasts.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 8 comments

BBC in quandary over this week's Top Ten as 'Oz' track zooms

With Judy Garland's version of "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead" reaching number 10 on the charts in reference to the death of Margaret Thatcher, the BBC is wondering whether to play it on Radio 1's top 40 countdown when places are finalized at the weekend.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Worried about your funeral guest count? Rent a mourner

Heaven forbid one seems unpopular in death. British company Rent a Mourner is offering to discreetly cry at your funeral should you be worried about your guest count.
In the Media by Jeff Campagna - 2 comments

Peng Xiuhua, 101-year-old Chinese woman wakes up at her funeral

Lianjiang - A 101-year-old Chinese woman, Peng Xiuhua from Shenshuidong village in Lianjiang City, south-eastern Guangdong Province "passed away" on January 19. But after having "died" for 16 hours, she came back to life at her funeral.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Fast food fan, David Kime, gets Burger King drive-thru funeral

York - David Kime Jr., 88-year-old Pennsylvania man of West York, got a Burger King drive-thru funeral on Saturday. He bade goodbye with a pass through his favorite fast food stop and his favorite burger, lettuce on the WHOPPER JR., placed on his casket.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus
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Scenes of North Koreans mourning in the wake of the death of Kim Jong-il have been broadcast on stat...
North Korea State Television
Scenes of North Koreans mourning in the wake of the death of Kim Jong-il have been broadcast on state television.
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Jack Layton s last ride.
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Jack Layton's last ride.
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Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
Tonga Government portal
Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
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Pictured is a funeral package presentation.
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Pictured is a funeral package presentation.
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A contemporary grave for a child. Zorgvliet  Amsterdam. The Dutch law allows for much choice and per...
A contemporary grave for a child. Zorgvliet, Amsterdam. The Dutch law allows for much choice and personal wishes
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Georgina Chervony Lloren sitting in her favorite rocking chair at her wake in San Juan  Puerto Rico.
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Georgina Chervony Lloren sitting in her favorite rocking chair at her wake in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Jack Layton s last ride.
CP24 screen capture used with permission
Jack Layton's last ride.
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Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
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Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
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Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
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South African President Jacob Zuma wipes his tears during a send-off ceremony for late former South ...
With permission by Reuters / Yves Herman
South African President Jacob Zuma wipes his tears during a send-off ceremony for late former South African President Nelson Mandela at Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria December 14, 2013
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Jack Layton s last ride.
CP24 screen capture used with permission
Jack Layton's last ride.
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Jack Layton s last ride.
CP24 screen capture used with permission
Jack Layton's last ride.
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Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
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Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
Tonga Government portal
Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
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Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal  a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed ...
Said Khatib, AFP
Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal, a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed by Israeli tank shells minutes before a five-hour truce went into effect, on July 17, 2014 in Gaza
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Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
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Graveyard of a monastery in Southern Germany. Akin to soldiers  the nuns have been buried in multipl...
Graveyard of a monastery in Southern Germany. Akin to soldiers, the nuns have been buried in multiple long rows.
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Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
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