In pictures: Ex-Biafra leader Ojukwu buried

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image captionThousands of people gathered in south-eastern Nigerian for the funeral of former Biafran secessionist leader Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, who received full military honours following his official pardon.
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image captionIn the days preceding the funeral, workers finished off the mausoleum which will be his final resting place.
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image captionWorkers ensured that Col Ojukwu's tomb would be ready for use in time for the funeral.
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image captionAs preparations gathered apace for the funeral, a soldier guarded a statue of Col Ojukwu.
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image captionMany mourners sought to mark the memory of Col Ojukwu, whose 1967 declaration of independence for Biafra sparked a civil war in which more than a million people died.
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image captionThese mourners waved the Biafran flag to celebrate the life of Col Ojukwu, who went into exile after his forces surrendered in 1970, returning more than a decade later after he was pardoned.
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image captionCol Ojukwu, who died in the UK last year aged 78 after a long illness following a stroke, is survived by his wife Bianca Ojukwu (centre).
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image captionNigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan (left), and his wife were among those who paid their respects at the coffin, draped in a Nigerian flag, which had been transported around the country.
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image captionSome Biafran war veterans were unhappy at the prominent role played by Nigeria's army - his one-time enemy - during the funeral.

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