World pays tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah

U.S. President Barack Obama hailed King Abdullah as a “candid” leader who “had the courage of his convictions.” (AA)

World leaders flocked to the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday to take part in the funeral of late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who passed away in the early hours of the morning.

Following the afternoon prayer the late king was carried in a simple white shroud to an unmarked grave in a Riyadh cemetery where many citizens rest.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz ordered absentee funeral prayer to be held at mosques throughout the kingdom.

The body of Saudi King Abdullah is carried during his funeral at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in Riyadh Jan. 23, 2015. (Reuters)
Handout photo of the body of Saudi King Abdullah being carried during his funeral at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in Riyadh
 
 
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Source News: Alarabiya