Last updated: 21 december, 2009 - 13:24 GMT

Iran: 'clashes' at Montazeri funeral

Mourners in the funeral procession for Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Ali Montazeri in the city of Qom, 21 December 2009

Huge crowds have turned out in the Iranian city of Qom for the funeral of Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Ali Montazeri, one of Iran's most respected opposition leaders, who died at the weekend aged 87.

There are reports of clashes at the end of the ceremony. The BBC's Iran correspondent Jon Leyne has more:

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First broadcast 21 December 2009

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