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Arafat's return

The crowd reached a high level of excitement as two Egyptian military helicopters carrying Mr Arafat's coffin and his entourage swooped low over the rooftops.

Somehow, enough room was cleared for them to land in the compound before the crowd surged forward again.

Gunfire rang out over the din of cheers and whistles both from security men trying to force back the crowd, and armed militants greeting their leader's return.

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