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In pictures: Wiesenthal mourned

Wiesenthal museum in Los Angeles

The world has been paying tribute to Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal who died at his home on Tuesday aged 96.

Members of the congregation at the funeral in Vienna's Central Cemetery

Friends and admirers joined Mr Wiesenthal's family for a memorial service at Vienna's Central Cemetery on Wednesday.

Pauline Kreisberg

His daughter Pauline Kreisberg had flown in from Israel to join the mourners.

Service at Vienna's Central Cemetery

Politicians were among those who remembered his tireless work tracking down perpetrators of the Holocaust.

Service at Vienna's Central Cemetery

Simon Wiesenthal has been described as the "conscience of the Holocaust" and a champion in the fight to bring to justice the some of 20th Century's worst criminals.

Ariel Muzicant, Pauline Kreisberg and her husband Gerald Kreisberg

Ariel Muzicant, the head of Vienna's Jewish community, said Mr Wiesenthal "is here and he always will be... For my generation, he was a teacher, a mentor".

A Jewish man prays during the service

Simon Wiesenthal's body will be flown to Israel for burial on Friday.




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