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Argentina buries former leader Nestor Kirchner

Thousands of Argentines bid farewell to former President Nestor Kirchner, as his body is buried in his home town of Rio Gallegos.

Thousands of people waving flags joined the funeral procession led by his widow, current President Cristina Fernandez, before a private ceremony.

Earlier, huge crowds lined the streets of Buenos Aires in pouring rain to salute his coffin.

Mr Kirchner's sudden death on Wednesday has provoked an outpouring of emotion in Argentina.

  • 30 Oct 2010
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