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In pictures: Guinea buries ex-leader

Soldiers escort the remains of Guinean President Lansana Conte through Conakry

Soldiers escorted the remains of former Guinean President Lansana Conte through Conakry for his state funeral.

Guinean President Lansana Conte's cap sits on his coffin

President Conte's military cap was placed on his coffin. He had ruled Guinea repressively for 24 years.

Women weep in Conakry

Mr Conte was also credited by some with keeping his country stable. Women could be seen weeping as his cortege passed.

Mr Conte's coffin arrives in the national stadium, Conakry

The chief funeral ceremony for the late leader was held at Conakry's packed national stadium. A representative of the junta which succeeded him paid tribute to his rule in a speech.

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