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In pictures: Arafat funeral
Two men with a Palestinian flag
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Shielded from the sun with their flag, Palestinians waited for the coffin of their leader, Yasser Arafat.
One of three helicopters landing in Ramallah
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Helicopters touched down in Ramallah where thousands watched as Mr Arafat's coffin arrived.
Police drive back crowd from helicopter
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Palestinian police fired in the air to drive the crowd back.
A Palestinian flag is waved above a crowd of people in Ramallah
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Thousands of Palestinians had spilled into the streets to witness the historic event, roaring and shouting.
Palestinians clamber onto the coffin as it passes through the crowd
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Finally, the coffin of the PLO's most famous member was removed and carried away to be buried.
The coffin containing the remains of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is carried over the heads of the crowd
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It was lifted above the heads of the crowds who strained to touch it as it passed.
Yasser Arafat's grave
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He was rapidly interred in a tomb where soil from Jerusalem was placed earlier.
Masked gunmen in Ramallah
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Masked paramilitaries were mingling with the crowd, brandishing swords and rifles.
People try to climb over compound wall
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For many of those inside the compound, Mr Arafat is the only leader they have ever known.
Israeli soldier by Palestinian bus in Nablus
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Israel partially relaxed its controls within the West Bank to allow mourners to reach Ramallah.
Arafat funeral in Cairo
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Egypt gave Yasser Arafat a funeral with full military honours on Friday morning.
Arab leaders follow coffin in Cairo
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Leaders of the Arab world followed the coffin of a man whose cause is dear to them.
Suha Arafat and girl
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Mr Arafat's widow, Suha, made an appearance with a little girl believed to be their daughter, Zahwa.



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