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Saturday, 11 August 2012 04:50

PhotoNews: Ghana's President John Atta Mills Funeral

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A newspaper vendor in Accra holds a copy a daily Wednesday featuring Mills on the front page. The president's death came several days after he celebrated his 68th birthday. He had said he would run for re-election in December. A newspaper vendor in Accra holds a copy a daily Wednesday featuring Mills on the front page. The president's death came several days after he celebrated his 68th birthday. He had said he would run for re-election in December.

 

President John Atta Mills is buried and world leaders gathered to pay homeage

" World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians on Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. Atta Mills, 68, came to power in 2009 after winning the closest election in the country's history. The peaceful transition of leadership after that vote was lauded as was the swift and orderly inauguration of the country's vice president last month following Atta Mills' death."- AP

 

 

The coffin of Mills is escorted Friday to the Independence Park in Accra for the funeral service. A military cortege conveyed Mills' body from the State House parliamentary complex, where it had lain in state since Wednesday, to Independence Square, where more than 10,000 people had gathered.

World leaders and mourners gathered Friday in Accra for the funeral service of late Ghanaian president John Evans Atta Mills, who died at a military hospital on June 24 after a period of illness.

A hearse carries the body of Mills Wednesday to Accra's parliament. The late president was a former law professor and a tax expert. He was Ghana's vice president from 1997 to 2000.

John Dramani Mahama, who was sworn in as Ghana's president after the death of Mills, and his wife arrive Wednesday to parliament to pay their respects.

John Dramani Mahama, who was sworn in as Ghana's president after the death of Mills, and his wife arrive Wednesday to parliament to pay their respects.

Former Ghanaian president John Kufuor arrives to pay respect to Mills at the parliament in Accra on Wednesday.Former Ghanaian president John Kufuor arrives to pay respect to Mills at the parliament in Accra on Wednesday.

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan also arrived Thursday to Ghana, one of the many heads of state attending the burial of Mills. Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan also arrived Thursday to Ghana, one of the many heads of state attending the burial of Mills.

 PRESIDENT IN GHANA FOR THE  BURIAL OF ATTAH MILLSPRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (R) WITH HIS GHANANIAN COUNTERPART, JOHN MAHAMA ON HIS ARRIVAL FOR THE BURIAL OF LATE PRESIDENT JOHN ATTAH MILLS ON THURSDAY NIGHT (9/8/12)   credit: NAN

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is escorted by Ghanaian foreign minister Muhammad Mumunis upon her arrival Thursday in Accra to attend the funeral. Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is escorted by Ghanaian foreign minister Muhammad Mumunis upon her arrival Thursday in Accra to attend the funeral.

Soldiers stand on a platform behind mourners queuing Thursday outside the parliament to pay tribute to Mills.

Members and staff of Ghana's parliament arrive to pay their last respects to Mills on Wednesday.

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