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World leaders gather in Paris for final farewell to Chirac

Sep 30, 2019 17:42 IST

Former French President Jacques Chirac was given full military honours on Monday as world leaders gathered in Paris to attend his final service. French President Emmanuel Macron presided over the ceremony an in attendance were Russian President Vladimir Putin, former US President Bill Clinton, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and Jordan's King Abdullah II. A private funeral will take place later at the Montparnasse cemetery. A mainstay of French politics over four decades, Chirac served as Paris mayor, a lawmaker, prime minister and finally France's president from 1995 to 2007.

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