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Umm Kulthum

The great Egyptian singer was buried 37 years ago.

Millions attended her funeral in Cairo.

Her stepson has been talking to Witness about that day, and about her life and art.

Photo: Umm Kulthum in 1967 Credit: Associated Press

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Sat 4 Feb 2012 02:50GMT

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