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Egyptian ex-president Mubarak buried with military honor

Egypt gave a military funeral on Wednesday to Hosni Mubarak, who was president of the country for three decades before being expelled from power during the Arab Spring protests.

Mubarak died Tuesday at the age of 91 in a hospital in Cairo. Current President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi also took part in the funeral ceremony, which took place under strict security measures.

An army helicopter brought the body of the former General of the Air Force to a mosque in eastern Cairo, as was shown on the state television.

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The body of Mubarak was flown in by an army helicopter.
The body of Mubarak was flown in by an army helicopter.

In addition to the two sons of Mubarak, numerous senior army officers and government delegates attended the Islamic prayer service.

Al-Sissi led the way in a funeral procession of dozens of people. Mubarak’s body was then taken in an army helicopter to the family cemetery in the northeast of the Egyptian capital.

The Egyptian great Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb (two from the right), the pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church Tawadros II (third from the right), and Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki (fourth from the right), among others, attended the ceremony.
The Egyptian great Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb (two from the right), the pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church Tawadros II (third from the right), and Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki (fourth from the right), among others, attended the ceremony.
Egyptian ex-president Mubarak buried with military honor
Egyptian ex-president Mubarak buried with military honor

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