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Thousands gather for Lebanese cleric funeral

Thousands gather for Lebanese cleric funeral
Men crowd the coffin of top Shiite cleric Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah as thousands march during his funeral in Beirut. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands gather for Lebanese cleric funeral
Fadlallah, branded a 'terrorist' by Washington and once regarded as Hezbollah's spiritual guide, died on Sunday at a Beirut hospital aged 75, an aide said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands gather for Lebanese cleric funeral
Fadlallah’s son and Shiite cleric Ali Fadlallah (C-left), walks next to Hezbollah's vice secretary General Naiim Qassem (C-right) during the funeral. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands gather for Lebanese cleric funeral
Thousands of Shiites march during the funeral amid tight security. Delegations from across the Middle East also attended, according to reports. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands gather for Lebanese cleric funeral
Recordings of Fadlallah’s sermons played over loudspeakers, including his those critical of Israeli and American policy in the region. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands gather for Lebanese cleric funeral
Lebanese men hang a huge portrait of the cleric during his funeral in Beirut's southern suburb. (AFP/Getty Images)