Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi laid to rest

Thousands of Ethiopians and many African leaders mourned late strongman Meles Zenawi.More than 20 African heads of state and government - including the presidents of Tanzania,Benin, Djibouti, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan and Sudan - were present at the funeral.

Other international dignitaries in attendance included the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Meles was buried in the capital's Holy Trinity Cathedral, where several members of Ethiopia's imperial family are also interred, including the country's last emperor, Haile Selassie.

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