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Funeral procession nearing cemetery

The main funeral procession has reached Bar Ilan Street, a major thoroughfare in northern Jerusalem at the end of which is the Sanhedria cemetery, where Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is to be buried next to his wife Margalit, who died in 1994.

The rabbi’s body is being transported in a van, surrounded by many thousands of mourners seeking to get close to the body, causing the procession to proceed at a snail’s pace.

Mourners throng around a car carrying Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's body during the late rabbi's funeral in Jerusalem, Monday, October 7, 2013 (screen capture: YouTube)
Mourners throng around a car carrying Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s body during the late rabbi’s funeral in Jerusalem, Monday, October 7, 2013 (screen capture: YouTube)

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