Simple burial for late Saudi King Abdullah

Mourners gather around the grave of Saudi King Abdullah following his burial in Riyadh Jan. 23, 2015. (Reuters)

Late Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah was carried in a simple white cloak to an unmarked grave on Friday in a Riyadh cemetery where many of citizens rest, in keeping with burial traditions.

The body of Saudi King Abdullah is carried during his funeral at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in Riyadh Jan. 23, 2015 (Reuters)

The body of Saudi King Abdullah is carried during his funeral at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in Riyadh Jan. 23, 2015 (Reuters)

 

King Salman bin Abdulaziz ordered absentee funeral prayer to be held at mosques throughout the kingdom.

The body of Saudi King Abdullah is carried during his funeral at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in Riyadh Jan. 23, 2015. (Reuters)

The body of Saudi King Abdullah is carried during his funeral at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in Riyadh Jan. 23, 2015. (Reuters)

The afternoon prayer that preceded the late king's burial took place before ranks of Muslim leaders, Saudi princes and religious scholars, his body was transported to the mosque in a city ambulance.

Mourners bury the body of Saudi King Abdullah during his funeral in Riyadh January 23, 2015, in this handout photo provided by Saudi Press Agency. (Reuters)

Mourners bury the body of Saudi King Abdullah during his funeral in Riyadh January 23, 2015, in this handout photo provided by Saudi Press Agency. (Reuters)

 

It was borne through the crowds on a carpet on a simple stretcher, laid in front of the faithful at prayer and then carried by the late king’s male relatives to the graveyard, where it was laid in the ground with no ceremony.

 

Mourners gather around the grave of Saudi King Abdullah following his burial in Riyadh Jan. 23, 2015.  (Reuters)

Mourners gather around the grave of Saudi King Abdullah following his burial in Riyadh Jan. 23, 2015. (Reuters)

THUMBNAIL_ صور دفن الملك عبدالله بن عبدالعزيز في مقبرة العود

THUMBNAIL_ صور دفن الملك عبدالله بن عبدالعزيز في مقبرة العود

دفن الملك عبدالله

دفن الملك عبدالله

 


[With Reuters]
 

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