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Wednesday, 11 December 2019
PHOTO GALLERY: Crowds bid farewell to Pope Shenouda

Many follow the van that is carrying the pope's body.
Copts accompany the body of the late pope in procession.
Copts accompany the funeral of Pope Shenouda.
Copts accompany the funeral of Pope Shenouda.
Copts accompany the funeral procession of Pope Shenouda.
Security forces fail to maintain control over the crowds as the pope's body leaves the area.
Mourners exit the cathedral.
The pope's body leaves the cathedral.
Clashes between those trying to follow the car that is carrying the pope's body.
Mourners exit the cathedral.
Many Copts try to enter the cathedral to pay their respects.
Heavy security presence guarded the route the procession would take.
Heavy security presence outside the cathedral.
Many Copts gather in front of one of the side entrances of the cathedral in an attempt to enter.
Banners were put up by political figures commemorating Pope Shenouda outside the cathedral.
Copts chant farewell to the late pope.

Large numbers of security forces struggled to control the crowds of thousands gathered outside St Mark's Cathedral to bid goodbye to the late pope

All photos by Mai Shaheen.

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