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Shimon Peres funeral: huge security as world leaders gather

Among those in attendance were president Barack Obama, former US president Bill Clinton, Prince Charles and British foreign secretary Boris Johnson The funeral of former Israeli president, prime minister and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres has got underway in Jerusalem amid an “unprecedented” security operation with over 70 world leaders and dignitaries in attendance. Among those participating in the funeral at Mount Herzl cemetery were president Barack Obama, former US president Bill Clinton, Prince Charles and British foreign secretary Boris Johnson, and the French president Francois Hollande – joining some twenty presidents, as well as other heads of state and fifteen foreign ministers.
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