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In pictures: Izetbegovic funeral
Thousands gather in front of Bosnian Parliament for memorial service for former Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic
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Thousands gathered in front of the Bosnian Parliament in Sarajevo to attend a memorial service for former Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic
Top Bosnian Army Generals carry the coffin of former Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic during his memorial service
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Izetbegovic's coffin - draped in the blue and gold Bosnian flag - was carried by top Bosnian army generals, before burial in an old Sarajevo cemetery
Flags hang in the foreground as people wait under umbrellas to pay their respects to former President Alija Izetbegovic
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Earlier thousands queued in the rain, huddled under umbrellas, to pay their respects to the former Bosnian leader
Poster of Alija Izetbegovic hangs in Sarajevo shop
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He was known affectionately by many Bosnian Muslims as "Dedo" or Grandpa, but some Bosnian Serbs accused him of atrocities against their community
Bosnians pray over body of Izetbegovic as he lies in state surrounded by flowers
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Izetbegovic lay in state in the city's presidential building as Bosnians including war veterans paid their respects, many praying over his body
Representative of the Palestinian embassy in Bosnia, Majed Maarout, signs a condolence book for Alija Izetbegovic
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Dozens of foreign dignitaries were present, or had signed a condolence book earlier in the week
Alija Izetbegovic
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And although The Hague revealed Izetbegovic was under investigation for war crimes at the time of his death, Bosnian Muslims still revere him as one of the fathers of their nation





SEE ALSO:
Former Bosnian president dies
19 Oct 03  |  Europe
Obituary: Alija Izetbegovic
19 Oct 03  |  Europe
Bosnia's war legacy
03 Apr 02  |  Crossing Continents
Izetbegovic steps down
14 Oct 00  |  Europe
Timeline: Bosnia-Hercegovina
10 Sep 03  |  Country profiles
Country profile: Bosnia-Hercegovina
01 Oct 03  |  Country profiles


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