State funerals

Former President Barack Obama speaks during funeral services for Rep. Elijah Cummings, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Baltimore. The Maryland congressman and civil rights champion died Thursday, Oct. 17, at age 68 of complications from long-standing health issues. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, Pool)
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October 25, 2019 - 2:37 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore church where the congressman worshipped for four decades. "Our Elijah was a...
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The flag-draped casket of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., is carried by members of the honor guard from the U.S. Capitol after lying in state in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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October 24, 2019 - 8:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on services for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 8:35 p.m. A motorcade carrying the body of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings has departed the U.S. Capitol after a memorial service. Cummings' widow greeted everyone in the public line through the last visitor...
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Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. pays his respects to Rep. Elija­h Cummi­ngs, D-Md., as Cummings lies in state outside of the House Chamber in the Will Rogers corridor of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (Anna Moneymaker/Pool via AP)
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October 24, 2019 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress bid a tearful farewell Thursday to Rep. Elijah Cummings , hailing the son of sharecroppers as a "master of the House" as the Maryland Democrat became the first African American lawmaker to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers eulogized Cummings as a...
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Emmanuel Stanley, grand master of Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Maryland, right, hugs Maya Rockeymoore, widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, during a viewing service at Morgan State University, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Baltimore. The Maryland congressman and civil rights champion died Thursday, Oct. 17, at age 68 of complications from long-standing health issues. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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October 23, 2019 - 7:31 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mourners, constituents and other well-wishers paid respects to U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings on Wednesday and a long line of speakers praised him as his body lay in repose at a historically black college in Baltimore ahead of the first in a series of services. During an evening...
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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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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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