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In pictures: Sheikh Khalifa laid to rest in Abu Dhabi

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Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and UAE deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al-Nahyan carry the body of late president of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed was laid to rest Friday evening following his passing, aged 73.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who was elected president of Abu Dhabi by a federal supreme council yesterday, led senior leaders in prayer.

The funeral took place at Al Bateen cemetery.

Sheikh Khalifa’s body was carried to its final resting place by Sheikh Mohamed and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the UAE deputy prime minister.

The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced a 40-day period of national mourning with flags at half staff along with a three-day suspension of work in private firms and the official entities at the federal and local levels of institution.

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Mourners gather at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Picture: Reuters/Christian Hartmann/Pool
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Ruler of Fujairah Sheikh Hamad bin Mohamed Al Sharqi, ruler of Ajman Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, vice president and prime minister of the UAE, ruler of Dubai and minister of defence Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, ruler of Ras Al Khaimah Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, and ruler of Umm Al Quwain Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla offer condolences to Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. Picture: Reuters/UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs
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Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offers condolences as he walks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan. Picture: UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs/Handout via Reuters
India's vice president Venkaiah Naidu offers condolences to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-NahyanUAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs/Handout via Reuters
India’s vice president Venkaiah Naidu with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan. Picture: UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs/Handout via Reuters
French President Emmanuel Macron meets the newly-elected president of the United Arab EmiratesUAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs/Handout via Reuters
French President Emmanuel Macron meets the newly-elected president of the United Arab Emirates. Picture: UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs/Handout via Reuters

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