State funeral is held for King George Tupou V of Tonga
27 March 2012 Last updated at 10:08 BST
The funeral of Tonga's late king, George Tupou V, has taken place in Nuku'alofa, with thousands of mourners lining the streets.
The monarch's flag-draped coffin was escorted to the royal tomb by pallbearers dressed in black, with straw skirts around their waists.
King Tupou died in a hospital in Hong Kong on 18 March, aged 63.
The BBC's Duncan Kennedy reports.