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Thursday, 22 November, 2001, 09:03 GMT
In pictures: Malaysia mourns
Malaysia is observing funeral and mourning ceremonies for the king, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, who died on Wednesday at the age of 75.

His body was driven from the palace in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, to the city's principal mosque for a brief prayer ceremony attended by royal dignitaries, politicians and ordinary people.

Crowds along the funeral procession route
Thousands observed the funeral procession as it passed through the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

The coffin, draped in royal yellow, was carried by members of the armed forces.
The coffin, draped in royal yellow, was carried by members of the armed forces.

People queue to pay last respects to king
Earlier, the doors of the royal palace were thrown open to the public to pay their last respects.

Politicians line up near the coffin of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
Politicians, national figures and visiting dignataries attended a religious service at the national mosque.

Man reading newspaper report
The king was widely regarded as a man of the people

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah on his coronation in 1999.
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, shown here on his coronation in 1999, is being laid to rest in his home state of Selangor.


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