In photos: Former Qatari emir laid to rest

Shaikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani, the first Emir of independent Qatar, was laid to rest in the Al Rayan cemetery

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Members of the Qatari royal family have paid tribute to Shaikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani, the first Emir of independent Qatar, who was laid to rest in the Al Rayan cemetery on Monday.

Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and his father Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani took part in funeral prayers held at the Imam Mohammad Bin Abdul Wahab Mosque in the capital Doha.

A three-day official mourning period was declared in Qatar following the death of the former emir at the age of 83.

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