Mon, May 25, 2009
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Funeral service for Roh Moo-hyun

2009-05-25 03:14:43 GMT2009-05-25 11:14:43 (Beijing Time)  THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Kwon Yang-sook, a wife of former President Roh Moo-hyun, arrives to participate in the funeral service for her husband near their home in Gimhae, South Korea, Sunday, May 24, 2009. The sound of wailing pierced the air as tens of thousands of South Koreans streamed to a rural village Sunday to pay their respects to former Roh a day after he killed himself by jumping off a rocky cliff overlooking his home. (AP Photo/ Korea Pool)

Former South Korean Prime Minister Han Myung-suk holds a portrait of former President Roh Moo-hyun as former cabinet ministers follow during a government-sponsored incense burning at Seoul Museum of History in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 25, 2009. The sound of wailing pierced the air as tens of thousands of South Koreans streamed to a rural village Sunday to pay their respects to former President Roh Moo-hyun a day after he killed himself by jumping off a rocky cliff overlooking his home. (A

A family bows in front of a portrait of former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun during his funeral service near his home in Gimhae, South Korea, Monday, May 25, 2009. Roh died Saturday after jumping from a promontory known as Owl's Rock that overlooks his home. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Members of the Won-Buddhism pray during a funeral service of former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun near Roh's home in Gimhae, South Korea, Monday, May 25, 2009. Roh jumped to his death while hiking in the mountains behind his rural southern home on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The sound of wailing pierced the air as tens of thousands of South Koreans streamed to a rural village Sunday to pay their respects to former Roh a day after he killed himself by jumping off a rocky cliff overlooking his home.

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