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In pictures: Suharto funeral

A soldier holds a picture of former Indonesian leader Suharto

A state funeral is being held for former Indonesian President Suharto, who died on Sunday at the age of 86.

Soldiers carry Suharto's flag-draped coffin from his residence

Soldiers carried the flag-covered coffin of the former leader, who ruled for more than three decades, from his residence to a waiting convoy.

Mourners line the streets of Jakarta as the funeral convoy passes

Hundreds of people lined the streets of the capital, Jakarta, to watch the funeral convoy pass by on its way to a military airport.

Mourners line the streets of Jakarta as the funeral convoy passes

For many Indonesians, Suharto brought progress and modernity - he was known as the "father of development".

A mourner in Jakarta

Tears were shed by some - but not all. About half a million people died in anti-communist campaigns of the 1960s - and Suharto's opponents say he should have faced trial.

Soldiers place the coffin of the former leader on a military aircraft for the flight to Solo

After the procession through Jakarta, Suharto's coffin was flown to his hometown in the Javanese city of Solo.

A woman waves goodbye as the plane bearing the body of former Indonesian President Suharto takes flight from a military base in Jakarta, bound for his hometown Solo

As the plane carrying his body soared into the sky, mourners said their final farewells.

Indonesians gather as they wait for the arrival of the coffin of Indonesian former president Suharto at Adi Soemarmo Airport in Solo, Central Java

In Solo, crowds gathered at the airport to await the arrival of the coffin.

An Indonesian military policeman guards the ambulance carrying former Indonesian President Suharto's coffin prior to his funeral

Suharto was laid to rest in the family mausoleum in Solo, next to his wife Tien, who died in 1996.

Two of Suharto's sons, Hutomo Mandala Putra (Tommy) (L) and Bambang Trihatmojo (R), accompany their father's coffin

Regional leaders and family members, including sons Hutomo Mandala Putra (Tommy) (L) and Bambang Trihatmojo (R), were expected to attend the ceremony.





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