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Photos: Kofi Annan laid in state, mourners pay final respects

Photos: Kofi Annan laid in state, mourners pay final respects

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<p>The remains of Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General returned home to Ghana on Monday. Annan died in Switzerland last month and is to be buried at a military cemetery in the capital Accra.</p> <p>As part of the funeral activities, the general public and dignitaries were afforded the opportunity to pay their last respects to a man described as Ghana’s most illustrious son on the global stage.</p> <p>Hundreds trooped to the Accra International Conference Center, <span class="caps">AICC</span>, to pay their respects on Tuesday whiles dignitaries are expected to take their turn today ahead of final funeral rites and burial tomorrow.</p> <p>Dignitaries include members of the family, the diplomatic community, tribal chief and other top government officials.</p> <p>The West African country is expecting a flooding in of international guests expected to participate in the final funeral of the man who served the U.N. as its topmost diplomat for a decade.</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">Below are photos from <span class="caps">DAY</span> 1 of the laying in state of Annan’s remains.</h2> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/42827036590/in/dateposted-public/" title="KA 12"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1897/42827036590_9414ee0525_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="KA 12"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/42827036700/in/dateposted-public/" title="KA 11"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1841/42827036700_2791fdc6bf_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="KA 11"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/42827036820/in/dateposted-public/" title="KA 11 (2)"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1875/42827036820_454f422725_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="KA 11 (2)"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/42827036920/in/dateposted-public/" title="KA 10"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1899/42827036920_7895dc2a7d_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="KA 10"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/43918160874/in/dateposted-public/" title="KA 9"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1892/43918160874_41d6152873_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="KA 9"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/43918161214/in/dateposted-public/" title="KA 6"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1898/43918161214_60eb34aff7_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="KA 6"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/43918161284/in/dateposted-public/" title="KA 5"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1850/43918161284_2584dd4e81_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="KA 5"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/42827037440/in/dateposted-public/" title="KA 4"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1846/42827037440_884028af79_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="KA 4"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/42827037540/in/dateposted-public/" title="KA 3"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1861/42827037540_a1e75bac70_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="KA 3"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/44637058391/in/dateposted-public/" title="KA 2"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1854/44637058391_79c1135d6d_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="KA 2"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">Below are photos from <span class="caps">DAY</span> 2 of the laying in state of Annan’s remains.</h2> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/43728496335/in/dateposted-public/" title="UN-ANNAN/"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1878/43728496335_2e8e3fea67_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="UN-ANNAN/"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/43728496235/in/dateposted-public/" title="UN-ANNAN/"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1845/43728496235_5d900f54b5_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="UN-ANNAN/"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/43728496105/in/dateposted-public/" title="UN-ANNAN/"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1897/43728496105_fa7f69ab4d_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="UN-ANNAN/"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/43728495905/in/dateposted-public/" title="UN-ANNAN/"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1857/43728495905_540c388997_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="UN-ANNAN/"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/43728495785/in/dateposted-public/" title="UN-ANNAN/"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1872/43728495785_491c4cc18b_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="UN-ANNAN/"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/43728495585/in/dateposted-public/" title="UN-ANNAN/"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1842/43728495585_bab63110a8_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="UN-ANNAN/"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">Flip to look at photo album</h2> <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/139023361@N07/albums/72157673341832428" title="Kofi Annan laid in state"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1897/42827036590_9414ee0525_b.jpg" width="100%" height="100%" alt="Kofi Annan laid in state"></a><script 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