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Sunday, 7 July, 2002, 21:18 GMT 22:18 UK
In pictures: Afghan leader's funeral
Afghan Vice-President Haji Abdul Qadir has been honoured with a state funeral after his assassination.

Mourners outside Kabul's Eid Gha mosque
Huge crowds gathered at Kabul's main mosque to pay respects to Qadir

Soldiers stand to attention and salute Qadir's coffin
Qadir was given full military honours with troops marching by the coffin and saluting the slain politician

Qadir's relatives carry his coffin
His body was flown from Kabul to Jalalabad before beginning its final journey on the shoulders of relatives

Qadir's coffin is carried and lowered into his grave
The coffin was draped in Afghanistan's national flag before it was lowered into the grave

Prayers are said in the grave
Prayers were said in the grave for the dead man, eulogised as a "hero of Afghanistan" (AFP)

A mourner weeps at the graveside
Seven shots were fired as mourners wept (AP)


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