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Akie Abe Carries Her Husband's Ashes

By Rediff News Bureau
September 27, 2022 17:58 IST
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Glimpses of the State funeral for Japan's former prime minister Abe Shinzo at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, September 27, 2022.

 

IMAGE: Staff prepare before the start of the funeral. Photograph: Eugene Hoshiko/Pool/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Decorations on the stage during the funeral. Photograph: Takashi Aoyama/Pool/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A portrait of Abe hangs above the stage. Photograph: Takashi Aoyama/Pool/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Guests wait for the start of the funeral. Photograph: Philip Fong/Pool/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Police officers put up barriers at the entrance to the Nippon Budokan Hall. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Mourners line up to offer flowers outside the Nippon Budokan Hall. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Mourners queue to pay their respects to the late leader who was assassinated on July 8 while campaigning for local elections in the western Japanese city of Nara. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Mourners offer flowers to a portrait of Abe outside the Nippon Budokan Hall. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A woman pays her respects to Abe outside the Nippon Budokan Hall ahead of his State funeral. Photograph: Nicolas Datiche/Pool/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Akie Abe, the late prime minister's widow, centre, carries his ashes as she arrives for his State funeral. Photograph: Philip Fong/Pool/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Akie Abe hands her husband's ashes to Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio. Photograph: Eugene Hoshiko/Pool/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Akie Abe wipes her tears as the attendees watch images of her late husband on a large screen. Photograph: Philip Fong/Pool/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A band plays during the funeral. Photograph: Takashi Aoyama/Pool/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Visitors at the funeral. Photograph: Philip Fong/Pool/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel fire cannons at the Budokan grounds for the State funeral. Photograph: Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool/Reuters

 

Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

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