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Saturday, 15 September, 2001, 23:10 GMT 00:10 UK
In pictures: NYFD buries Father Mike
New York Fire Department Chaplain Mychal Judge - known as Father Mike to his comrades - was laid to rest on Saturday in one of the first funerals for victims of Tuesdays terror attacks.

The department paid a terrible price in the attack - more than 200 firefighters were killed attempting to rescue people trapped in the burning World Trade Center.

Father Mike Judge
Father Mike Judge died after being hit by falling debris from the World Trade Center

Firetruck shrine
A firetruck crushed under tons of rubble has become a shrine to the hundreds of firefighters who perished

Police officer mourns Mike Judge
The disaster has taken a heavy toll on the city's authorities

Father Christopher Keenan, centre, participates in the funeral for Mike Judge
Mike Judge was an institution in New York

Coffin bearers
Firefighters from Reverend Judge's fire company bore his coffin into St Francis of Assisi church in Manhattan

Coffin bearers
He died administering last rites to a fallen colleague

Funeral of Father Mike Judge
Father Mike, as he was known, was buried in his brown monks robe with his fire helmet on top of his coffin

The Clintons
Bill Clinton and New York Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton, who knew him well, attended the funeral

Emotional fireman at Father Mikes funeral
The funeral took place as the massive clear-up operation continued downtown
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