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PHOTO GALLERY: Military funeral for Egyptian Nobel-winning scientist Ahmed Zewail




Relatives of Nobel prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail march during the second part of his funeral procession at the Zewail City of Science and Technology in Cairo on August 7, 2016 (AFP)

Mourners attend the second part of the funeral procession of Nobel prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail at the Zewail City of Science and Technology in Cairo on August 7, 2016 (AFP)

An Egyptian mourner waves to an ambulance carrying the coffin of Egyptian-American Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail at Cairo International Airport, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 (AP)

Sisters of Egyptian-American Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail grieve as they arrive to Cairo International Airport to receive the body of their brother, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 (AP)

Dema Faham (C), the wife of nobel prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail, arrives at Cairo airport to receive her husband's body after it arrived in Egypt on August 6, 2016 for his funeral (AFP)

Egyptian mourners surround an ambulance carrying the coffin of Egyptian-American Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail upon its arrival from the United States to Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 (AP)

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi heads mourners at Ahmed Zuweil's military funeral. (Photo Courtesy of the Spokesman of Egyptian Presidency official Facebook page)

Relatives of Egyptian-American Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail grieve during a public funeral ceremony at the site of a science academy founded by Zewail, in 6th of October city, near Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 (AP)

Egyptian mourners surround an ambulance carrying the coffin of Egyptian-American Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail during a public funeral ceremony at the site of a science academy founded by Zewail, in 6th of October city, near Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 (AP)

Students grieve during a public funeral ceremony at the site of a science academy founded by Zewail, in 6th of October city, near Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 (AP)

The ambulance carrying the body of Nobel prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail, arrives at the venue of the second part of his funeral procession at the Zewail City of Science and Technology in Cairo on August 7, 2016 (AFP)

A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on August 7, 2016 shows the coffin of nobel prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail draped in an Egyptian flag on a carriage during his military funeral at al-Musher mosque in Cairo. (AFP)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) comforts relatives of Egyptian-American Ahmed Zewail world's Nobel Prize in chemistry, who died last Tuesday for 70 years in the United States during a military funeral ceremony at El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in Cairo, Egypt, August 7, 2016 in this handout picture courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency

An officer carries the Order of the Grand Collar of the Nile, Egypt's highest state honour which was given before to Egyptian-American Ahmed Zewail world's Nobel Prize in chemistry, who died last Tuesday for 70 years in the United States as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (4th R) walks during Zawel's military funeral ceremony with Egyptian government officials and his relatives at El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in Cairo, Egypt, August 7, 2016 in this handout picture courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi led mourners, including a number of Egyptian and international dignitaries, during the military funeral Sunday of Nobel winning Egyptian chemist Ahmed Zewail at El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in New Cairo.

Ali Gomaa, Egypt's former grand mufti, led the funeral prayers.

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhy, former President Adly Mansour, former Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and renowned heart surgeon Magdi Yaucoub were among the mourners extending their condolences to Zewail's family.

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