Funerals and memorial services

FILE - This July 4, 2010 file photo shows American opera singer Jessye Norman performing on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74. (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre, File)
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October 07, 2019 - 3:49 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The public funeral for opera star Jessye Norman has been set for Saturday in Georgia and will feature tributes from actor Laurence Fishburne, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald. The funeral will be at the William B. Bell Auditorium in...
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Thousands of police officers line a street in Monroe, N.Y. as the hearse bearing police officer Brian Mulkeen leaves the Church of the Sacred Heart, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Officer Mulkeen was fatally struck by two police bullets while struggling with an armed man after chasing and shooting at him Sunday in the Bronx borough of New York. It was the second time this year a New York City police officer has been killed by friendly fire. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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October 04, 2019 - 4:47 pm
MONROE, N.Y. (AP) — With bagpipers marching silently to the beat of a somber drum, a New York City police officer killed by friendly fire was honored at his funeral Friday as a hero and a dedicated, compassionate professional who put his heart into his work. Officer Brian Mulkeen, who was hit...
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French Republican guards carry the flag-draped coffin of late French President Jacques Chirac during a military funeral honors ceremony at the Invalides monument during a national day of mourning in Paris, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.( Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
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September 30, 2019 - 1:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — France bid a final adieu to Jacques Chirac on Monday as the former French president received military honors on a national day of mourning that culminated with a memorial service attended by dozens of past and current world leaders. Cutting a solemn figure, French President Emmanuel...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a toast after delivering his speech at a dinner marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Xi on Monday renewed his government's commitment to allowing Hong Kong to manage its own affairs amid continuing anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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September 30, 2019 - 7:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping on Monday renewed his government's commitment to allowing Hong Kong to manage its own affairs amid continuing anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Xi made his remarks at a reception on the eve of a...
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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)
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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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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)
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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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House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn hugs a relative after pausing at the casket of his wife, Emily, during her funeral services on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in West Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
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September 22, 2019 - 7:26 pm
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Leading congressional Democrats and some of the party's presidential contenders gathered Sunday for the funeral of Emily Clyburn, wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and prolific fundraiser in support of helping students attend the alma mater they...
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In this image from a video, a funeral service is held for the late Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva in Nuku'alofa, Tonga Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Hundreds of mourners packed a church service on Thursday and children stood vigil on downtown streets as Tonga took a national holiday to bid farewell to Pohiva at a state funeral. (TVNZ via AP)
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September 19, 2019 - 9:23 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of mourners packed a church service on Thursday and children stood vigil on downtown streets as Tonga took a national holiday to bid farewell to Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva at a state funeral. During a political career that began more than three decades...
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In this photo taken Sept. 13, 2019, Associated Press journalist Andrew Meldrum poses for a photograph at the entrance to State House in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe. After 16 years in journalistic exile, Meldrum returned to Zimbabwe, the country where he worked as a journalist for 23 years until he was expelled by former president Robert Mugabe's government. For the past week he reported on the mourning period for Mugabe. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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September 18, 2019 - 1:10 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she determined that I had worked as a journalist in...
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The casket of former president Robert Mugabe, covered by the national flag and followed by family and dignitaries, arrives for a state funeral at the National Sports Stadium in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. African heads of state and envoys are gathering to attend a state funeral for Mugabe, whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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September 14, 2019 - 9:10 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe's founding president, Robert Mugabe , whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains. More than 10 African leaders and...
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