Ethiopia Meles Funeral

A soldier holds a program showing late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi as a young man, at a public funeral ceremony for him in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Thousands of mourners gathered in a public square in Ethiopia's capital on Sunday to pay their final respects to Zenawi, who was praised for lifting many out of poverty. Zenawi, who ruled for 21 years, died Aug. 20 of an undisclosed illness in a Belgian hospital. He was 57.

A soldier holds a program showing late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi as a young man, at a public funeral ceremony for him in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Thousands of mourners gathered in a public square in Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday to pay their final respects to Zenawi, who was praised for lifting many out of poverty but vilified by some for restricting freedoms. Zenawi, who ruled for 21 years, died Aug. 20 of an undisclosed illness in a Belgian hospital. He was 57. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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