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Star chefs turn out for funeral of tragic colleague Violier

Lausanne - Some of the world's most famous restaurateurs joined around 1,500 mourners Friday at the Swiss funeral of star chef Benoit Violier, who killed himself last weekend.

Collapsing coffins mar Cuba's funerals

Havana - As deacon at a Cuban cemetery, Miguel Pons has the difficult task of consoling the bereaved -- and calming their anger when the coffins break.

Thousands of Palestinians in Hebron funeral for slain assailants

Hebron - Thousands of Palestinians gathered Saturday in Hebron to bury 14 men whose bodies had been held by Israel after being killed carrying out attacks.

Turkish leftists clash with police at funeral of female radicals

Istanbul - Supporters of a Turkish ultra-left movement clashed with police on Wednesday at the funeral of two female radicals killed by security forces in an Istanbul shootout, an AFP photographer said.

Jennifer Thalasinos honors husband Nick and meets President Obama Special

San Bernardino - Jennifer Thalasinos said her final goodbye to husband Nick at his funeral where Messianic Jewish singing and dancing celebrated life beyond the act of terrorism.

Emotional funeral for Iraqi family that drowned in Aegean

Erbil - Hundreds of people attended a funeral ceremony Wednesday for an Iraqi family that drowned in the Aegean Sea last month while attempting to reach the shores of Europe.

Baghdad bombings targeting Shiites kill at least 19

Baghdad - Attacks targeting Shiites in Baghdad, including a suicide bombing at a funeral in a mosque, killed at least 19 people Friday, security and medical officials said.

State funeral for former West German leader Schmidt on Nov 23

Berlin - Former West German chancellor Helmut Schmidt will be given a state funeral on November 23 in his native port city of Hamburg, the interior ministry announced Thursday.

'No politics please': Russians bury first Egypt crash victims

Ilova - Numb with grief, a young woman wept and called for her mother at a funeral in a small village in northwestern Russia for one of the victims of the plane crash in Egypt.

Russia to bury first Egypt plane crash victims

Velikiy Novgorod - Russia on Thursday began to bury the first victims of the plane crash in Egypt as Britain and the United States said the jet might have been brought down by a bomb.

Greek refugee island running out of space to bury the dead

Mytilene - Since the start of the summer, the Greek island of Lesbos has assumed notoriety as the main gateway into Europe for thousands of desperate refugees.

Father buries his drowned toddler, family in Syria

Yildiz - The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose drowning off Turkey shocked the world buried his son, another child and his wife in an emotional funeral in Kobane on Friday.

Turkish soldier slams government at slain brother's funeral

Istanbul - A Turkish soldier whose brother was killed in an attack by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants launched a stinging attack Sunday on the government's "anti-terror" campaign at his funeral.

Clashes at funeral for killed PKK figure in Turkey: reports

Istanbul - Turkish police and protesters engaged in violent clashes on Wednesday at the funeral of a senior Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) figure killed a day earlier, reports said.

Anguish and anger as families bid farewell to Turkey bombing victims

Gaziantep - Crying and shouting slogans against jihadists, relatives of the victims of the suicide bombing on Turkey's border with Syria clutched their coffins in a desperate farewell Tuesday.

Egypt to bid farewell to film legend Omar Sharif

Cairo - Cinema legend Omar Sharif, who will be forever remembered as the eponymous "Doctor Zhivago", will be buried Sunday in his native Egypt after a funeral service at a Cairo mosque.

State funeral for Turkey's former leader Demirel

Ankara - Turkey paid homage Friday to former president and prime minister Suleyman Demirel, with a state funeral for a national political giant who died this week aged 90.

'The Dead Are Coming': Berlin activists bury refugee killed at sea

Berlin - With a warning that "the dead are coming", German activists staged a Berlin funeral Friday for a Syrian refugee who died on the Mediterranean, highlighting the tragedy of the thousands killed while trying to reach Europe.

Shiites gather to bury 'heroes' of Saudi mosque bombing

Dammam - The remains of four Saudi Shiite "heroes" blown to pieces after preventing a suicide bomber from entering a mosque will be buried in the kingdom's east on Wednesday.

Call for redemption as executed Australian mourned

Sydney - More than 1,000 people mourned Australian drug smuggler Andrew Chan at his funeral in Sydney Friday following his execution in Indonesia, with his brother saying he should have been given a second chance.

China cracking down on funeral strippers

The government is planning on cracking down on funerals where strippers and pole dancers are performing, in a bid to discourage the practice.

Malta holds funeral for migrant shipwreck victims

Valletta - Malta on Thursday honoured the memory of the estimated 800 people who perished in the Mediterranean's worst migrant disaster with a poignant inter-faith funeral service for 24 of them.

Hundreds mourn at funeral of black man killed by U.S. cop

Summerville - Hundreds mourned Saturday at the funeral of an unarmed black suspect gunned down in a "disgraceful" shooting by a white officer, an episode that has raised questions about race and excessive force in the United States.

Tears and accusations as Ukraine buries mine blast victims

Donetsk - Emotions ran high as mourners in east Ukraine on Friday laid to rest some of the 33 miners killed in an apparent gas blast at a notoriously dangerous coal mine in rebel-led Donetsk.

Danes bid farewell to first shooting victim

Copenhage - Several hundred mourners Tuesday attended the funeral of the first victim of the Copenhagen shootings as reports said the filmmaker died trying to stop his killer from spraying a cultural centre with bullets.

Hundreds attend funeral of Copenhagen gunman

Copenhage - Hundreds of people on Friday attended the Islamic burial of the gunman who killed two people in twin shootings in Copenhagen last weekend.

Ukraine rebels bury dead who fell hours before ceasefire

Donetsk - After the coffins of four pro-Russian fighters killed hours before the Ukrainian ceasefire were lowered into the ground on Monday in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, their comrades fired Kalashnikov rifles into the icy air in a final salute.

Argentine prosecutor laid to rest amid mystery over his death

La Tablada - The special prosecutor whose mysterious death set off a political firestorm in Argentina was laid to rest Thursday, as an investigation tries to determine whether he died by his own hand or was murdered.

Israel buries Jews slain in Paris attack

Jerusalem - Israel held an emotional funeral Tuesday for four Jews killed by an Islamist gunman in Paris, with thousands turning out to mourn the victims of an attack that shook the Jewish community.

Israel set to hold funerals for Jews slain in Paris attack

Jerusalem - Crowds of mourners are set to attend the funeral in Jerusalem Tuesday of four Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a Paris kosher supermarket, after their bodies were flown to Israel.
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Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
Tonga Government portal
Professional photographers and cameramen take videos of Nick Thalasinos  funeral from the back of Sh...
Professional photographers and cameramen take videos of Nick Thalasinos' funeral from the back of Shiloh Messianic Congregation
Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal  a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed ...
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
Said Khatib, AFP
Jack Layton s last ride.
Jack Layton's last ride.
CP24 screen capture used with permission
Relatives and friends of Mohammed Abu Khder  16  carry his body to the mosque during his funeral in ...
Relatives and friends of Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, carry his body to the mosque during his funeral in Shuafat, in Israeli annexed East Jerusalem on July 4, 2014
Ahmad Gharabli, AFP
The casket bearing the body of US Navy Machinist s Mate goes over the edge of the USS Enterprise dur...
The casket bearing the body of US Navy Machinist's Mate goes over the edge of the USS Enterprise during a Burial at Sea ceremony. Burial at Sea are available free of charge to former and active armed forces members.
US Navy
The Easter lily.
The Easter lily.
Matt H. Wade, wikimedia
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
Untitled
Mogens Engelund
Scenes of North Koreans mourning in the wake of the death of Kim Jong-il have been broadcast on stat...
Scenes of North Koreans mourning in the wake of the death of Kim Jong-il have been broadcast on state television.
North Korea State Television
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.
Jennifer Thalasinos poses at the meal given in honor of her husband Nick
Jennifer Thalasinos poses at the meal given in honor of her husband Nick
An honor guard from the 1st Special Forces Group transports the flag-draped coffin of a U.S. soldier...
An honor guard from the 1st Special Forces Group transports the flag-draped coffin of a U.S. soldier being killed in theatre of war
U.S. Army
Scene from short film Reflexions
Scene from short film Reflexions
TIFF
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV
Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
Tonga Government portal
Jack Layton s last ride.
Jack Layton's last ride.
CP24 screen capture used with permission
San Bernardino R. Carey and his wife attended Nick s funeral
San Bernardino R. Carey and his wife attended Nick's funeral
Iraq US casualty
Iraq US casualty
Film: Prosecution of an American President