Kofi Annan State Funeral In Ghana [Photos]

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Current U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, center, pays his respects by the coffin of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, draped with the Ghana flag, during a state funeral at the Accra International Conference Center in Ghana Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. After days of lying in state for mourners to pay their respects the body of Kofi Annan, who died in August in Switzerland at age 80, will be buried Thursday after a final funeral ceremony. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Late Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general was buried today in Ghana and we have photos from the event.

 

World dignitaries laid to rest former UN secretary general Kofi Annan in his native Ghana on Thursday, with calls to keep alive the legacy of a “stubborn optimist” to create a better, more peaceful world.

 

His widow Nane Maria led hundreds of mourners, including world leaders past and present, traditional rulers and global royalty, and called her husband an “extraordinary” person who had a “joy of life”.

 

See photos below:

The coffin of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan lies in state at the Accra International Conference Center in Ghana Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Ghanaians are paying their respects to Annan, who died in August in Switzerland at age 80, ahead of Thursday’s state funeral. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
A woman mourns and members of the public pay their respects as the coffin of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan lies in state at the Accra International Conference Center in Ghana Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Ghanaians are paying their respects to Annan, who died in August in Switzerland at age 80, ahead of Thursday’s state funeral. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Ghanaian chiefs queue outside to pay their respects as the coffin of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan lies in state at the Accra International Conference Center in Ghana Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Ghanaians are paying their respects to Annan, who died in August in Switzerland at age 80, ahead of Thursday’s state funeral. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Local chiefs, politicians and extended family members wait to pay their respects to Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and former Secretary General of United Nations who died on August 18 at the age of 80 after a short illness, at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra on September 12, 2018. – Annan’s body will remain at Accra Conference Centre until the burial ceremony that will take place on September 13 at Burma Camp military cemetery in Accra. Kofi Annan was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving from 1997 to 2006. (Photo by Ruth McDowall / AFP) (Photo credit should read RUTH MCDOWALL/AFP/Getty Images)
United Nations soldiers carry the coffin of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana Monday, Sept 10, 2018. The body of Annan, who died in August in Switzerland at age 80, received a hero’s welcome upon landing at the airport ahead of Thursday’s state funeral. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Kofi Annan’s son Kojo Annan, left, widow Nane Annan, 2nd left, and daughter Ama Annan, center, join other family members to pay their respects as the coffin of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan lies in state at the Accra International Conference Center in Ghana Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Ghanaians are paying their respects to Annan, who died in August in Switzerland at age 80, ahead of Thursday’s state funeral. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Current U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, center, pays his respects by the coffin of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, draped with the Ghana flag, during a state funeral at the Accra International Conference Center in Ghana Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. After days of lying in state for mourners to pay their respects the body of Kofi Annan, who died in August in Switzerland at age 80, will be buried Thursday after a final funeral ceremony. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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