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Among the other world leaders who attended the memorial are British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Mr. Ban said the crowd gathered in sorrow and celebration “of a mighty life.”

“Through the rain of sadness and the sorrow of celebration, a rainbow fills our hearts,” he said. “The world has lost a beloved friend and mentor.”