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A procession of soldiers on foot and on horseback accompanies the body of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi as it arrives at Holy Trinity Cathedral for funeral services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Thousands of mourners gathered in Ethiopia's capital to pay their final respects to Mr. Zenawi, who was praised for lifting many out of poverty but vilified by some for restricting freedoms. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Photo by: Rebecca Blackwell
A procession of soldiers on foot and on horseback accompanies the body of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi as it arrives at Holy Trinity Cathedral for funeral services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Thousands of mourners gathered in Ethiopia's capital to pay their final respects to Mr. Zenawi, who was praised for lifting many out of poverty but vilified by some for restricting freedoms. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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