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Iraq: Thousands mourn Soleimani and al-Muhandis as bodies arrive in Najaf

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W/S Crowds wait for caskets of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi PMF leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Najaf
M/S Mourners carry photo of Soleimani
W/S Mourners surround casket
W/S Mourners pay tribute to casket
W/S Mourners pay tribute to casket
W/S Mourners pay tribute to casket
W/S Mourners take their seat inside the Imam Ali Holy Shrine
M/S Security forces protect crowds
W/S Mourners inside the Imam Ali Holy Shrine
M/S Mourners crowding area
W/S Mourners pay tribute to casket
W/S Mourners pay tribute to caskets inside the Imam Ali Holy Shrine, Najaf
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Thousands of people arrived at the Shia holy city of Najaf on Saturday, to take part in the funeral ceremony of Iranian Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
Mourners could be seen rallied in the streets and crowding the Imam Ali Holy Shrine, as the caskets were transported into the sanctuary.
The ceremony was preceded by a procession, which started in Baghdad's Green Zone, before moving towards Kerbala and Najaf.
Soleimani's body will be returned to Iran on Sunday, where he will be buried in his home town of Kerman.