Egypt on Wednesday held a military funeral for its longest-serving former President Hosni Mubarak.
The country’s state-run TV network aired the event, including a funeral prayer held in eastern Cairo attended by family members and former officials of Mubarak’s regime.
Incumbent President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi was also present, as well as senior officials including Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Coptic Pope Tawadros II and Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Cairo-based Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world.
The Egyptian presidency announced in a statement a three-day period of mourning starting on Wednesday.
Mubarak’s body will be