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In pictures: Joerg Haider funeral

The coffin of Joerg Haider is covered with roses at his funeral service in Klagenfurt, Austria

Tens of thousands of mourners have lined the streets of the Austrian city of Klagenfurt for the funeral of the far-right politician, Joerg Haider.

Joerg Haider's widow Claudia Haider (2nd L) and her daughters Cornelia and Ulrike attend his funeral

Mr Haider died in a car crash a week ago. He had been drinking alcohol and driving more than twice the speed limit.

Military priest Emmanuel Longin blesses the coffin of Joerg Haider in Klagenfurt

Mr Haider was known for his anti-immigration and anti-EU policies.

Austrian Vice-Chancellor Wilhelm Molterer (L), union leader Rudolf Hundsdorfer (2nd L), Austrian President Heinz Fischer (2nd R) and Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer (R) attend the funeral ceremony for Joerg Haider in Klagenfurt

Austria's president and chancellor were among the dignitaries attending a requiem mass in Klagenfurt Cathedral.

Sayf Gaddafi (in sunglasses) at Joerg Haider's funeral - 18/10/2008

International guests included Sayf Gaddafi, son of the Libyan leader, who was a close friend of Mr Haider, as well as a delegation from Italy's right-wing Northern League.

Candles in front of the government building in Klagenfurt - 18/10/208

Mr Haider was elected governor of Carinthia in 1989. He was forced to resign in 1991 after he made comments praising the employment policies of Nazi Germany. He was re-elected in 1999 and 2003.

People queue in front of the government building in Klagenfurt to pay their last respects to the late Joerg Haider

The centre of Klagenfurt was sealed off for the funeral and extra police were deployed to prevent any disruption by protesters.

Mountain guides in traditional dress carry Joerg Haider's coffin into Klagenfurt Cathedral - 18/10/2008

Mr Haider's coffin was carried to Klagenfurt Cathedral for a requiem mass by men wearing the traditional dress of mountain guides in Carinthia province.

The coffin of Joerg Haider in the catherdral in Klagenfurt

Mr Haider's body was to be cremated and his ashes taken to a chapel in a valley where he lived just outside the city.



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