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Funeral for Iranian commander Soleimani

Mourners attend the funeral and burial of Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Mourners attend the funeral and burial of Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Mourners attend the funeral and burial of Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Mourners attend the funeral and burial of Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Mourners attend the funeral and burial of Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Mourners attend the funeral and burial of Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Mourners attend funeral and burial of Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Mourners attend funeral and burial of Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Mourners attend funeral and burial of Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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People lower the coffin of Qassem Soleimani into his grave, during his funeral at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People lower the coffin of Qassem Soleimani into his grave, during his funeral at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People lower the coffin of Qassem Soleimani into his grave, during his funeral at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Mourners carry the coffin of Qassem Soleimani during his funeral at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Mourners carry the coffin of Qassem Soleimani during his funeral at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Mourners carry the coffin of Qassem Soleimani during his funeral at his hometown in Kerman, Iran, January 8, 2020. Zoheir Seidanlou//WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Iranian people attend a funeral procession and burial for Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian people attend a funeral procession and burial for Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian people attend a funeral procession and burial for Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Iranian people attend a funeral procession and burial for Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian people attend a funeral procession and burial for Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian people attend a funeral procession and burial for Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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An Iranian guard holds a Hezbollah flag during a funeral procession and burial for Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

An Iranian guard holds a Hezbollah flag during a funeral procession and burial for Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

An Iranian guard holds a Hezbollah flag during a funeral procession and burial for Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Iranian people attend a funeral procession and burial for Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian people attend a funeral procession and burial for Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian people attend a funeral procession and burial for Qassem Soleimani at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Men hold pictures of Qassem Soleimani during a funeral procession and burial at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Men hold pictures of Qassem Soleimani during a funeral procession and burial at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Men hold pictures of Qassem Soleimani during a funeral procession and burial at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020. Mehdi Bolourian/Fars News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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People attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, January 6. Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS

People attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, January 6. Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS

People attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, January 6. Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS
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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pray near the coffin of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, January 6.   Official President's website/via REUTERS

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pray near the coffin of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, January 6. Official President's website/via REUTERS

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pray near the coffin of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, January 6. Official President's website/via REUTERS
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Iranian people carry the coffin of Qassem Soleimani during a funeral procession in Tehran, January 6.     Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS

Iranian people carry the coffin of Qassem Soleimani during a funeral procession in Tehran, January 6. Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS

Iranian people carry the coffin of Qassem Soleimani during a funeral procession in Tehran, January 6. Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS
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Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, the newly appointed commander of Iran's Quds Force, reacts during the funeral prayer over the coffins of Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in Tehran, January 6.  
 Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS

Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, the newly appointed commander of Iran's Quds Force, reacts during the funeral prayer over the coffins of Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in Tehran, January 6. Official Khamenei...more

Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, the newly appointed commander of Iran's Quds Force, reacts during the funeral prayer over the coffins of Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in Tehran, January 6. Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS
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A view of the crowds at the Enqelab Square during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, January 6, 2020. Satellite image  2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A view of the crowds at the Enqelab Square during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, January 6, 2020. Satellite image 2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A view of the crowds at the Enqelab Square during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, January 6, 2020. Satellite image 2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani and Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, the newly appointed commander of the country's Quds Force, pray near the coffins of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani and Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, the newly appointed commander of the country's Quds Force, pray near the coffins of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran...more

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani and Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, the newly appointed commander of the country's Quds Force, pray near the coffins of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS
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Iranian people attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iranian people attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iranian people attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS
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People attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

People attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

People attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS
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Iranian people carry a coffin of Qassem Soleimani during a funeral procession in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iranian people carry a coffin of Qassem Soleimani during a funeral procession in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iranian people carry a coffin of Qassem Soleimani during a funeral procession in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS
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Iranian people gather during a funeral for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, January 6.   Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS

Iranian people gather during a funeral for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, January 6. Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS

Iranian people gather during a funeral for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, January 6. Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS
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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prays near the coffins of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prays near the coffins of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prays near the coffins of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS
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Iranian people attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian people attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian people attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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People attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani in Ahvaz, Iran, January 5.  
 Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani in Ahvaz, Iran, January 5. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People attend a funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani in Ahvaz, Iran, January 5. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, January 6.    Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, January 6. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, January 6. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Iranian mourners gather around the coffin of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani at Ahvaz international airport in Iran, January 5.    
 Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian mourners gather around the coffin of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani at Ahvaz international airport in Iran, January 5. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian mourners gather around the coffin of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani at Ahvaz international airport in Iran, January 5. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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People attend a funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Ahvaz, Iran January 5, 2020. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People attend a funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Ahvaz, Iran January 5, 2020. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People attend a funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Ahvaz, Iran January 5, 2020. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A view of the crowds walking along the Azadi Street during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, January 6, 2020. Satellite image  2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A view of the crowds walking along the Azadi Street during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, January 6, 2020. Satellite image 2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A view of the crowds walking along the Azadi Street during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, January 6, 2020. Satellite image 2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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Iranian people carry pictures of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a funeral for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, January 6.    Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS

Iranian people carry pictures of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a funeral for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, January 6. Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS

Iranian people carry pictures of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a funeral for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, January 6. Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS
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People in boats sail during a funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in Ahvaz, Iran, January 5,. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People in boats sail during a funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in Ahvaz, Iran, January 5,. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People in boats sail during a funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in Ahvaz, Iran, January 5,. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A view of the crowds at the Azadi Square during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, January 6, 2020. Satellite image  2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A view of the crowds at the Azadi Square during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, January 6, 2020. Satellite image 2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A view of the crowds at the Azadi Square during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, January 6, 2020. Satellite image 2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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Iranian mourners carry the coffin of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani at Ahvaz international airport, in Ahvaz, Iran January 5, 2020. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian mourners carry the coffin of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani at Ahvaz international airport, in Ahvaz, Iran January 5, 2020. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian mourners carry the coffin of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani at Ahvaz international airport, in Ahvaz, Iran January 5, 2020. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Iranian mourners react upon the arrival of bodies of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and the Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Ahvaz international airport, in Ahvaz, Iran January 5, 2020. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian mourners react upon the arrival of bodies of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and the Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Ahvaz international airport, in Ahvaz, Iran January 5, 2020. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news...more

Iranian mourners react upon the arrival of bodies of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and the Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Ahvaz international airport, in Ahvaz, Iran January 5, 2020. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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People attend a funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Ahvaz, Iran January 5, 2020. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People attend a funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Ahvaz, Iran January 5, 2020. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People attend a funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Ahvaz, Iran January 5, 2020. Hossein Mersadi/Fars news agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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