Pope's funeral motorcade arrives; mourners swarm, block procession

Ahram Online, Tuesday 20 Mar 2012

Ambulance bearing Pope Shenouda III's body reaches St Bishoy Monastery, mourners swarm motorcade, blocking path

The ambulance carrying the late patriarch's body and several other cars have arrived in Wadi Al-Natroun, in their last approach to St Bishoy Monastery. Thousands of mourners rush towards the motorcade, blocking the ambulance's path.  Military police, trying to maintain order, have surrounded the ambulance. These are moments of pandemonium, as military police along with deacons and altar boys try to secure the ambulances path, fighting off the press of mourners -- now in the several of thousands. The ambulance is inching its way forward.

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