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In pictures: S Korea in mourning

oh is believed to have committed suicide

The former president of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, is believed to have committed suicide by jumping from a cliff near his home.

 bow before a makeshift shrine to Mr Roh

Hundreds of people came to pray and burn incense at an impromptu altar in Seoul, amid massive media interest.

Mr Roh's coffin surrounded by mourners

Mr Roh left a note in which he said life had "become unbearable", police said. He asked to be cremated.

People put up a portrait of Mr Roh

Well-wishers put up a portrait of Mr Roh in Gimhae, about 450km (280 miles) from Seoul, where he was born.

South Korean man crying

Grief overcame one mourner as he arrived to burn incense in Mr Roh's memory in the capital, Seoul.

People at a candlelit vigil

In Seoul, thousands attended candlelit vigils to pray for Mr Roh.




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