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State funeral for former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir

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Knesset honor guards carry the coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir before his burial on July 2, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel.

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A man carries a portrait of Yitzhak Shamir as Israelis pay their final respects next to the former Israeli Prime Minister's coffin before his burial at the Knesset on July 2, 2012.

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An elderly Israeli man holds the hand of a woman as they view and pass by the coffin of Yitzhak Shamir as he lies-in-state in the Chagall Hall in the Knesset on July 2, 2012, before his state funeral in Mt. Herzl Cemetery.

"Yitzhak Shamir was a brave warrior for Israel, before and after its inception. He was a great patriot and his enormous contribution will be forever etched in our chronicles," Israeli President Shimon Peres said after it was announced Saturday that the former Prime Minister had died at the age of 96.

Gilada Diamant, Shamir's daughter, said that her father "belonged to a different generation of leaders, people with values and beliefs. I hope that we have more people like him in the future. His political doing has undoubtedly left its mark on the State of Israel."

Yitzhak Shamir died at the age of 96 on Saturday after a long illness.

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