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In photos: Kofi Annan's state funeral

Updated 10:53 AM ET, Mon December 3, 2018
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pays his respects to Kofi Annan during a state funeral at the Accra International Conference Centre in Annan's native Ghana on Thursday, September 13. Annan, the UN chief from 1997 to 2006, died August 18 at age 80 after a brief illness. Sunday Alamba/AP
From left, Annan's son, Kojo Annan, his widow, Nane Annan, and daughter Ama Annan Adedeji join other family members as the late diplomat's coffin lies in state September 12 at the conference center. Sunday Alamba/AP
A woman mourns near Annan's coffin on September 12. The ceremony marked the end of three days of mourning declared in Ghana. Sunday Alamba/AP
Ghanaian chiefs line up outside the conference center in Ghana's capital to pay their respects September 12. Sunday Alamba/AP
Local chiefs, politicians and extended family members wait to pay their respects to "Africa's foremost son" on September 12. Ruth McDowall/AFP/Getty Images
Guards of a Ghanaian chief wear plants on their heads as part of a funeral tradition. Sunday Alamba/AP
Billboards featuring Annan are displayed at the entrance of the Accra International Conference Centre on Tuesday, September 11. CRISTINA ALDEHUELA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The coffin of the former UN secretary-general lies in state at the Accra International Conference Centre on September 11. Sunday Alamba/AP
An artist paints a portrait of Annan at the entrance of the conference center on September 11. Cristina Aldehuela/AFP/Getty Images
UN soldiers carry Annan's coffin after arriving at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, on Monday, September 10. Annan's body received a hero's welcome ahead of this week's state funeral. Sunday Alamba/AP