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World leaders gather for funeral of Nobel laureate Peres

World leaders from US President Barack Obama to Prince Charles were expected in Israel on Friday for the funeral of ex-prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres. Security forces were on high alert for the funeral at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl national cemetery, with roads closed and thousands of officers deployed. Some 70 countries were to be represented, with the range of leaders illustrating the respect Peres gained over the years in his transformation from hawk to committed peace advocate.
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