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Dozens of residents of the Indian city of Ahmedabad held a funeral Tuesday for a stray dog that had been guarding their neighborhood around the clock for the last 18 years, Reuters reports. A vet said that the female dog, named Sonu, had died of old age.

A boy holds a photograph of a stray dog named Sonu as others prepare to bury the dog in the Indian city of Ahmedabad on Tuesday.AMIT DAVE / Reuters