Iranians bid farewell to President Raisi in his hometown ahead of burial

Mashhad (Iran) (AFP) – Huge crowds gather to bid farewell to late Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi in Mashhad, his hometown, where he will be laid to rest at at the holy shrine of Imam Reza. Raisi, 63, died on 19 May alongside his foreign minister and six others when their helicopter crashed in the country’s mountainous northwest while returning from a dam inauguration.


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