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Sunday, July 25, 1999 Published at 22:38 GMT 23:38 UK


World: Africa

In pictures: Morocco bids farewell



The streets of the Moroccan capital, Rabat, are awash with grief as millions of mourners are joined by presidents, kings and prime ministers from across the world to pay their last respects to King Hassan II.


[ image: Hundreds of royal staff wearing traditional dress led the coffin through the capital.]
Hundreds of royal staff wearing traditional dress led the coffin through the capital.


[ image: Spain's King Juan Carlos, a friend of the late king, paid his respects to Hassan's son Mohamed VI.]
Spain's King Juan Carlos, a friend of the late king, paid his respects to Hassan's son Mohamed VI.


[ image: Many mourners were overcome by grief as the king's coffin passed by.]
Many mourners were overcome by grief as the king's coffin passed by.


[ image: At one point, mourners surged past police to try and reach the funeral cortege.]
At one point, mourners surged past police to try and reach the funeral cortege.


[ image: King Hassan's nephew, Moly Yazid, rides on board the truck taking his uncle's body to its final resting place.]
King Hassan's nephew, Moly Yazid, rides on board the truck taking his uncle's body to its final resting place.


[ image: Hilary Clinton, wife of the president, and her daughter Chelsea joined mourners from around the world.]
Hilary Clinton, wife of the president, and her daughter Chelsea joined mourners from around the world.


[ image: Finally, the late King's body is carried into the royal mausoleum]
Finally, the late King's body is carried into the royal mausoleum


[ image: Outside hundreds of Moroccans offers prayers for King Hassan]
Outside hundreds of Moroccans offers prayers for King Hassan





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