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Tuesday, 7 May, 2002, 13:34 GMT 14:34 UK
In pictures: Bolivia buries Banzer
Bolivia's late president Hugo Banzer was buried on Monday with full military honours. He died after a 10-month battle against cancer of the liver and lungs.

Banzer, 75, played a dominant role in Bolivia's history - ruling as military dictator from 1971 to 1978, before being democratically returned to power in 1997.

Soldiers stand guard over Banzer's coffin
Thirty days of mourning were declared for Banzer, who stepped down last August

Mourners viewing coffin before lid is finally closed
He had been in a coma for several days when he died on Sunday after a heart attack

Soldiers carrying the coffin through the streets of Santa Cruz
Soldiers carried his coffin and warplanes flew overhead in a salute

Surviving members of Banzer's family leading mourners
Banzer's family led mourners in his hometown of Santa Cruz.

Mourners in Santa Cruz weep and wave flags
Thousands lined the streets as the coffin was taken to the family mausoleum

Front-page newspaper coverage of Banzer's death
Paying tribute, President Jorge Quiroga said Banzer showed Bolivians politics was "not a way of life, but a way of service".
See also:

05 May 02 | Americas
Former Bolivian president dies
08 Aug 01 | Americas
New president takes over in Bolivia
07 Jul 01 | Americas
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