Funeral procession to begin shortly; some 300,000 estimated to be attending

The funeral procession for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is about to begin. Mourners are to accompany the body from the Porat Yosef yeshiva in Geula to the Sanhedria cemetary, through streets closed to vehicles by security forces.

Some 300,000 people are estimated to be in attendance, according to a Maariv report.

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