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Singing in the rain at send-off for Italy's Dario Fo

Thousands of mourners sang as they walked through the streets of Milan Saturday to pay their respects to Italy's Nobel prize-winning dramatist Dario Fo at a lay ceremony in front of the city's Gothic cathedral. The funeral cortege wound its way in heavy rain from the Piccolo Teatro Strehler where Fo's coffin had been lying in state, with mourners singing political ballads in honour of the left-winger, who died on Thursday aged 80.
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