Photo Gallery Benazir Bhutto's Funeral

Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis convened in the southern town of Naudero to mourn and join in the procession escorting Benazir Bhutto's body to a family mausoleum in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh one day after she was assassinated by a suicide bomber.
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On Friday, the day after former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto died in a suicide bomb attack -- and on the day of her funeral -- chaos reigned throughout the country. Looting, ransacking, burning, rioting and more death.

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Military troops were sent into the streets to maintain order. Paramilitary rangers were even given the authority to use live fire to prevent rioters in southern Pakistan from damaging property.

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Bhutto's funeral procession began in her ancestral home in Naudero. Here, her husband, Asif Ali Zardari, gestures before leaving to join the procession, as thousands of supporters gathered around the house weeping and beating their heads and chests in mourning.

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The crowd also included Sanam Bhutto (R), Bhutto's sister, and her friend Samia Waheed.

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People all over Pakistan, India and the world mourned Bhutto's death. Here, people hold candles during a prayer meeting in the Pakistani city of Hyderabad to honor Bhutto.

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The procession led from Naudero to Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, about 5 kilometers (3 miles) away, where the Bhutto family's massive white mausoleum is located. Hundreds of thousands of mourners, wailing in grief, arrived in the town by tractor, bus, car and on foot.

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Thousands of mourners gathered in other parts of the country as well to collectively express their grief. Here, a Bhutto supporter joins prayers held for the slain politician in front of the Parliament house in Islamabad.

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Bhutto's body was transported in a white ambulance through a sea of mourners and supporters, who showered the vehicle with rose petals. Hundreds of thousands of people let out a huge roar as the former Pakistan prime minister's body arrived at the family mausoleum.

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Bhutto's body was kept in a plain wood coffin, covered by the green, black and red flag of her Pakistan People's Party.

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Bhutto was buried beside her father, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who was also a prime minister until he was hanged in 1979 after being deposed in a coup. An Islamic cleric led the gathered in prayer. Bhutto's son, Bilawal, and her husbanded lifted the coffin into place. Thousands of supporters queued to lift a shovel full of dirt onto her grave.

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Bhutto's husband and son, Bilawal, shower rose petals on Bhutto's grave.

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Bhutto's husband draped a religious cloth over the grave after the funeral prayer had been completed.

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Bhutto supporters express their grief as they chant slogans after her funeral prayers.

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Indian children stand near artist Sudarshan Pattnaik's (not photographed) sand sculpture of Bhutto on a beach near Orissa, India. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, businesses were closed, streets were nearly deserted and three days of national mourning for Bhutto began.

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