• Short Summary

    The heads of state of other Arab countries were among the dignitaries who attended the ceremonies to mark the last day of mourning for the late President Nasser in Cairo yesterday (Friday 6 November).

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT Mosque
    0.05

    2.
    MLV Grave
    0.07

    3.
    SV Wreath being carried by soldiers, members of other armed forces march behind (3 shots)
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    4.
    SV Fawzi, Minister of War, Nasser's son Abdel Hamid, and Sadek (Army Chief of Staff) (2 shots)
    0.32

    5.
    SV Wreath
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    6.
    SV Officers salute
    0.37

    7.
    SV Wreath being laid by Fawzi, Abdel Hamid and Sadek
    0.53

    8.
    SCU Women mourning and crowding around grave (2 shots)
    1.00

    9.
    SV Woman kneels and kisses graveside
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    10.
    GV Grave
    1.07

    11.
    GV INT Mosque, with dignitaries seated on floor in front of congregation
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    12.
    SV Members of Nasser's family seated
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    13.
    SCU Mufti praying in prayer pulpit
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    14.
    SV PAN Nimeiry, Sadat and Gaddafi entering mosque
    1.25

    15.
    SV Three Presidents bowing and kneeling in mosque
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    16.
    SCU Mufti
    1.36

    17.
    LV Three Presidents and other dignitaries in front row of congregation on floor of mosque
    1.41

    18.
    SV Yasser Arafat kneeling in front row with other mourners
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    19.
    LV Front row of dignitaries bow to ground (2 shots)
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    20.
    GV EXT Crowd
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    21.
    SV Three Presidents leaving mosque and waving to crowd
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    EDITORS PLEASE NOT: VISNEWS PRODUCTION X10582/70 OF 7TH NOVEMBER ALSO REFERS.

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    Background: The heads of state of other Arab countries were among the dignitaries who attended the ceremonies to mark the last day of mourning for the late President Nasser in Cairo yesterday (Friday 6 November).

    The chief mourners were Nasser's family and the Presidents of three Arab states, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, President Gaafar el Nimeiry of Sudan and President Muammer Gaddafi of Libya.

    The ceremonies of the 40th day of mourning were held at Nasser's grave in the mosque now known as the Nasser Mosque.

    The 40-day period mourning for Egyptians heads of state and high dignitaries is a tradition which goes back to the Pharaohs. The ceremonies of the final day began on Thursday night (November 5) and continued throughout Friday, the Moslem holy day.

    As well as the ceremonies at the Nasser Mosque and at the Square of the Republic in the heart of Cairo, services of mourning were held throughout Egypt in all of the country's 24 provinces. Crowds gathered at all the ceremonies to listen to recitals from the Koran and eulogies on the dead leader.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACILCUKKSQHLNYPFT26M8L6EJC
    Media URN:
    VLVACILCUKKSQHLNYPFT26M8L6EJC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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