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Thousands salute Nestor Kirchner at funeral march

Thousands of Argentines have lined the streets of Buenos Aires in pouring rain to salute the funeral procession of the former president, Nestor Kirchner, who died on Wednesday.

Many shouted support for his widow, the current Argentine president, Cristina Fernandez, who led the funeral march.

Mr Kirchner's body is being flown to the southern region of Patagonia for burial in his home town, Rio Gallegos.

The family is planning to hold an intimate funeral ceremony.

  • 29 Oct 2010
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