State funerals

Pallbearers carry the coffin of the former Cyprus' President Dimitris Christofias, as people wave flags of communist party (AKEL) during his state funeral at the Orthodox Christian Church of the Lord's Wisdom in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. European communist and left-wing party heads and leaders from ethnically split Cyprus' breakaway Turkish Cypriot community were among those attending a funeral service for the country's former president Christofias. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
June 25, 2019 - 1:31 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, trade unionists, European communists and politicians and leaders from Cyprus' breakaway Turkish Cypriot community were among those attending a funeral service Tuesday for the country's former president, Dimitris Christofias. Hundreds of...
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In this Thursday, June 20, 2019, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, watch a mass gymnastic performance at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 1:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping offered encouragement for North Korea's focus on economic development in a speech in Pyongyang, turning to a topic Beijing has long pressed with its communist neighbor, amid wider concerns over the North's nuclear weapons program. In an address at a...
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In this image taken from a video footage run by China's CCTV, Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, shake hands before their meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Xi and Kim met in the North's capital on Thursday, their fifth meeting in 15 months, with stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington expected to be on the agenda. (CCTV via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 3:06 pm
BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, meeting in Pyongyang with Chinese President Xi Jinping, said Thursday that his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks with the United States. "North Korea would like to remain patient, but it hopes the relevant party will...
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Thousands gather for the funeral ceremony for longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi at Kinshasa's Martyrs Stadium for his funeral ceremony Saturday June 1, 2019. Tshisekedi, father of the current Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi, died in Brussels in February 2017. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
June 01, 2019 - 3:32 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Opposition icon Etienne Tshisekedi, whose son is now Congo's president, was laid to rest Saturday in his homeland more than two years after he died during a political stalemate over the country's long-delayed elections. A funeral procession joined by thousands made its way to...
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A member of the clergy prays over the casket of former U.S. Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings as his casket lies in repose on the second floor lobby of the South Carolina Statehouse Monday, April 15, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
April 15, 2019 - 7:07 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As a line of mourners paid tribute Monday to former Sen. Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, 97-year-old Bishop Frederick Calhoun James made a special effort to honor a man he considered his dear friend. Gingerly standing up from his wheelchair in a second-floor lobby of South...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 1966 file photo, Senator-elect Ernest Hollings, D-S.C., poses in front of the Capitol in Washington. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack says Hollings died early Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)
April 14, 2019 - 6:34 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Family, friends and former colleagues have paid their respects at a visitation for Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to six terms in the U.S. Senate. The Post and Courier newspaper reports the family...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo, Sen. Ernest ''Fritz'' Hollings, D-S.C., who is retiring in January, addresses the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this image from video. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack says Hollings died early Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/APTN, File)
April 07, 2019 - 2:38 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack, who also served at times for Hollings as spokesman...
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A train carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Dong Dang in Vietnamese border town Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, ahead of his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang)
February 26, 2019 - 8:04 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — For his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opted to go retro — riding the rails like his grandfather decades before. Kim's decision to take the train all the way across China was probably prompted at least in part by security...
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Mayor Pawel Adamowicz's coffin lies in state in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk, Poland, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Residents of a Polish city are paying respects at the coffin of the longtime mayor who was killed in a stabbing attack. Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz will lie in state until Friday at a museum is devoted to the history of Poland’s anti-communist Solidarity movement, which started in the city. (AP Photo/Wojciech Strozyk)
January 17, 2019 - 4:25 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The slain mayor of Gdansk lay in state Thursday at a museum devoted to Poland's pro-democracy Solidarity movement, which started in a local shipyard and the late city leader was active in as a student. Residents lined up to file past the coffin of Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, which...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2013, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor of Arizona is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. Rep. Pastor, Arizona’s first Hispanic member of Congress, will be laid to rest Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Pastor, a liberal Democrat known for his bipartisanship, died at age 75 after suffering a heart attack last week. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 07, 2018 - 1:32 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress, will be laid to rest Friday. A weeklong celebration of Pastor's life will culminate with a funeral Mass on Friday afternoon and burial immediately after. Pastor, a liberal Democrat known for his bipartisanship,...
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