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Ethiopians hold candlelight vigil for their late leader

A mourner holds a candle during a candle lit vigil in Meskel square, in Addis Ababa on August 30.
A mourner holds a candle during a candle lit vigil in Meskel square, in Addis Ababa on August 30.Carl De Souza / AFP - Getty Images
Mourners hold up a picture of deceased Prime Minister Meles Zenawi during a candle lit vigil in Meskel square, in Addis Ababa on August 30.
Mourners hold up a picture of deceased Prime Minister Meles Zenawi during a candle lit vigil in Meskel square, in Addis Ababa on August 30.Carl De Souza / AFP - Getty Images

A mourner holds a candle during a candle lit vigil in Meskel square, in Addis Ababa on August 30.
A mourner holds a candle during a candle lit vigil in Meskel square, in Addis Ababa on August 30.Carl De Souza / AFP - Getty Images

Tens of thousands of mourners gathered at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to pay their respects to the former Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, who died on August 20. His body is lying in state in the square until his official funeral which will be on September 2.

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