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Emotion in high places: Stunning photos from the Peres funeral

Elad Malka immortalizes striking moments from an extraordinary farewell to a unique individual

Bill Clinton comforts Shimon Peres's daughter Tzvia (Elad Malka)
Bill Clinton comforts Shimon Peres's daughter Tzvia (Elad Malka)

The funeral of Shimon Peres at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl on September 30 brought together an unprecedented gathering of world leaders.

They were paying their respects to the last of Israel’s founding fathers, a former president and prime minister whose centrality to Israel originated even before the foundation of the state.

Also mourning, however, were Peres’s family, his loved ones — creating a ceremony that was at once global in resonance and immensely personal.

In these photographs, Elad Malka immortalizes striking moments from an extraordinary farewell to a unique individual.

For more of Elad Malka’s work, visit his website, and his Facebook page.

Chemy Peres wipes away tears (Elad Malka)
Chemy Peres wipes away tears (Elad Malka)
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, with colleagues and Israeli security (Elad Malka)
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, with colleagues and Israeli security (Elad Malka)
The final marker (Elad Malka)
The final marker (Elad Malka)
Last respects (Elad Malka)
Last respects (Elad Malka)
In loving memory, with particular poignancy (Elad Malka)
In loving memory, with particular poignancy (Elad Malka)
President Obama at the podium (Elad Malka)
President Obama at the podium (Elad Malka)
Shimon Peres's coffin is carried to his final resting place (Elad Malka)
Shimon Peres’s coffin is carried to his final resting place (Elad Malka)
President Obama mourns (Elad Malka)
President Obama mourns (Elad Malka)
Lowering the coffin (Elad Malka)
Lowering the coffin (Elad Malka)
With respect (Elad Malka)
With respect (Elad Malka)
Bill Clinton comforts Shimon Peres's daughter Tzvia (Elad Malka)
Bill Clinton comforts Shimon Peres’s daughter Tzvia (Elad Malka)
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