Parades, marches by workers and religious services marked the fifth anniversary of the death of former Egyptian President Camel Abdel Nasser in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday (28 September).
GV & CU Transport workers marching to Mosque with posters depicting Nasser (3 shots)
SV & CU Mrs. Nasser and family pay respects at tomb (3 shots)
GV Said Fahmy laying wreaths at tomb
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Background: Parades, marches by workers and religious services marked the fifth anniversary of the death of former Egyptian President Camel Abdel Nasser in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday (28 September).
Thousands of men from the Egyptian Transport Workers' Union took part in the day's largest march which ended at the Nasser Mosque.
There, the men, who had carried huge posters depicting the former President, recited the Koran at Nasser's tomb.
Nasser's widow, sons, brothers, daughters and relatives also visited the mausoleum to pay homage, as did many troops from the United Nations' Middle-East Peacekeeping force that are stationed in Egypt.
The anniversary celebrations coincide with a nationwide controversy over some of the late leader's actions. A wave of Nasser policy analysis is in full swing in the Egyptian press.
Present Egyptian President Anwar Sadat has dealt with Nasser in his memoirs which are currently being published. He writes: "Abdel Nasser had established a huge relationship with the people through liberation battles and such victories as the nationalisation of the Suez Canal and the challenges to imperialism and the major powers. It was thus only natural that the people should accept anything from him."
Egyptian Minister to the Interior, Said Fahmy, was the official Government representative at the Nasser Mosque on Sunday and paid tribute to the former President.
The mosque was built by Nasser himself, using funds donated by many countries.