Monday, September 5, 2016

Two cities two events.

In Samarkand Islam Karimov was buried on Saturday.

The death of the Uzbekistan leader triggered an outpouring of grief.

"I still can't believe it happened, a 39-year-old man living in Tashkent said. He was one of thousands, who watched the funeral cortege on the street of Tashkent before the coffin was flown to Samarkand.

Karimov was president of Uzbekistan for a quarter of a century.

Men were in tears at the funeral.

In Rome, at the canonisation of Mother Teresa Pope Francis said:

She bowed down before those who were spent, who were left to die on the side of the road, seeing in them their God-giiven dignity. She made her voice heard before the powers of this world, so that they might recognise their guilt for the crime of poverty they created.

There were 100,000 people in St Peter's Square for the canonisation.

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