|The coffin moved slowly through the capital on a horse-drawn carriage, accompanied by a marching band.|
|Many dressed up to pay their respects for Mr Meles, who died in Brussels last month |
aged 57 after a long illness.
|Mr Meles is credited with bringing growth and development to Ethiopia, but critics say this was |
achieved at a cost of respect for human rights.
|After tributes from African leaders, mourners then made their way to the Holy Trinity Cathedral for the |
burial in heavy rain, among them Mr Meles' widow Azeb Mesfin, here comforted by her daughters.
|There is often secrecy surrounding the deaths of Ethiopian leaders, but this lavish ceremony was |
broadcast live to the nation.
|Thousands of Ethiopians and dozens of foreign dignitaries came to pay tribute at the funeral of Ethiopian |
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Many joined a procession taking the coffin to Addis Ababa's Meskel square.
|Huge screens were erected in cities and villages around the country.|
|Members of the Orthodox priesthood stood in the rain as the burial took place.|