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Crowds gathering on the streets of the capital to say final farewell to late former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Crowds gathering on the streets of the capital to pay their last respects to late former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.

Millions around the world have reacted with shock and anguish at how Abe was gunned down. His assassination reverberated across the world as Japan is a country with one of the lowest gun violence rates in the world.

Large crowds lines in the streets to catch a glimpse of the hearse. Many of them waved and raised their arms as the hearse drove past. Abe’s widow, Akie Abe traveled in the front seat of the hearse, bowing to the crowd as they paid their respects.

 

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