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Milosevic Buried

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Slobodan Milosevic has been buried under a favorite tree in the backyard of his family's estate outside Belgrade.

A cold drizzle fell as the former Yugoslav leader's coffin was
lowered into the ground. The grave is marked with a simple marble slab with his name and dates: 1941 to 2006.

Milosevic died last week while on trial for war crimes, including genocide.

Up to 20-thousand people lined the main street into his hometown. Earlier, at least 80-thousand supporters attended a farewell rally in Belgrade. But others made obscene gestures to Milosevic supporters, underscoring the disgust many Serbs feel toward the late autocratic president.

No priest officiated at the burial. Milosevic was an avowed atheist.


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