Funerals and memorial services

The coffin of former French President Jacques Chirac leaves Invalides monument in Paris, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Past and current heads of states are gathering in Paris to pay tribute to former French president Jacques Chirac who died last week at the age of 86. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 30, 2019 - 6:02 am
PARIS (AP) — Former French President Jacques Chirac was given full military honors on Monday as past and current world leaders gathered in Paris to attend his final service. On a mild, sunny morning, French President Emmanuel Macron cut a solemn figure as he presided over the ceremony near the site...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping walks past an honor guard as he approaches the Monument to the People's Heroes during a ceremony to mark Martyr's Day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Xi led other top officials in paying respects to the founder of the communist state Mao Zedong ahead of a massive celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)
September 30, 2019 - 4:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping led other top officials Monday in paying respects to the founder of the Communist state, Mao Zedong, ahead of a massive celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary that will emphasize its rise to global prominence...
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Members of a Chinese honor guard stand in formation before a ceremony to mark Martyr's Day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, ahead of a massive celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)
September 30, 2019 - 2:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping led other top officials Monday in paying respects to the founder of the communist state, Mao Zedong, ahead of a massive celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary that will emphasize its rise to global prominence...
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A monk walks past by the coffin of late French President Jacques Chirac, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at the Invalides monument in Paris. Jacques Chirac will lie in state Sunday during a public ceremony at the Invalides monument, where France honors its heroes. A memorial service and private funeral are planned for Monday. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
September 29, 2019 - 11:29 am
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of mourners paid tribute Sunday to former French President Jacques Chirac, who died at 86. Chirac was lying in state Sunday afternoon inside the Invalides monument in Paris, where France honors its heroes, after he died Thursday. People were holding a moment of silence in...
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People queue at the Invalides monument to pay their respects to late French President Jacques Chirac, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 in Paris. Jacques Chirac will lie in state Sunday during a public ceremony at the Invalides monument, where France honors its heroes. A memorial service and private funeral are planned for Monday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 29, 2019 - 8:49 am
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people have lined up in front of the Invalides monument in Paris to pay public tribute to former French President Jacques Chirac, who died Thursday at 86. Chirac was lying in state Sunday afternoon inside the monument, where France honors its heroes. People could hold a...
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The coffin carrying the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seen at during mass at his rural home in Zvimba, about 100 kilometers north west of the capital Harare, Saturday. Sept, 28, 2019. According to a family spokesperson Mugabe is expected to be buried at the residence after weeks of drama mystery and contention over his burial place. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 28, 2019 - 11:20 am
ZVIMBA, Zimbabwe (AP) — A priest asked God to take pity on Robert Mugabe as the family of the longtime Zimbabwean leader buried him Saturday at his rural home. They chose a private farewell for one of Africa's most divisive figures after a weeks-long dispute with the administration that forced him...
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The coffin carrying the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seen at during mass at his rural home in Zvimba, about 100 kilometers north west of the capital Harare, Saturday. Sept, 28, 2019. According to a family spokesperson Mugabe is expected to be buried at the residence after weeks of drama mystery and contention over his burial place. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 28, 2019 - 10:27 am
ZVIMBA, Zimbabwe (AP) — A priest asked God to take pity on Robert Mugabe as the family of the longtime Zimbabwean leader prepared Saturday to bury him at his rural home. They chose a private farewell for one of Africa's most divisive figures after a weeks-long dispute with the administration that...
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The coffin carrying the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seen at during mass at his rural home in Zvimba, about 100 kilometers north west of the capital Harare, Saturday. Sept, 28, 2019. According to a family spokesperson Mugabe is expected to be buried at the residence after weeks of drama mystery and contention over his burial place. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 28, 2019 - 9:51 am
ZVIMBA, Zimbabwe (AP) — A priest asked God to take pity on Robert Mugabe as the family of the longtime Zimbabwean leader prepared Saturday to bury him at his rural home. They chose a private farewell for one of Africa's most divisive figures after a weeks-long dispute with the administration that...
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A vendor sells memorabilia outside former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's rural home in Zvimba, about 100 kilometer north west of the capital Harare, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. According to a family spokesperson Mugabe is expected to be buried at the residence after weeks of drama mystery and contention over his burial place.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 28, 2019 - 8:19 am
ZVIMBA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Security was tight as the family of longtime Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe prepared on Saturday to bury him at his rural home. A highly private farewell was taking place for one of Africa's most divisive figures after a weeks-long family dispute with the administration...
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A van from a funeral parlor enters former President Robert Mugabe's rural home in Zvimba, about 100 kilometers north west of the capital Harare, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. According to a family spokesperson Mugabe is expected to be buried at the residence after weeks of drama mystery and contention over his burial place. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 28, 2019 - 5:45 am
ZVIMBA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Security was tight as the family of longtime Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe prepared on Saturday to bury him at his rural home. A highly private farewell was planned for one of Africa's most divisive figures after a weeks-long family dispute with the administration that...
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