Uzbekistan: Thousands lay President Karimov to rest in Samarkand

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Thousands of mourners gathered to pay their last respects to Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov at the Bibi-Khanym Mosque, in his hometown of Samarkand on Saturday. Uzbekistan's first president led the republic in various capacities from 1989, fighting poverty and radicalism. He passed away at the age of 78.