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Shimon Peres Funeral

The funeral for former Israeli President and Prime Minister took place on Friday at the Mt. Herzl Plaza in Jerusalem. Speakers ranging from the current President of Israel Reuven Rivlin and the current President of the United States Barack Obama, to former US President Bill Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu all eulogized the man who was the last of Israel's founding fathers.

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Videos of the eulogies given at Shimon Peres funeral

Larger than life: Shimon Peres, a legacy in pictures

Shimon Peres was undoubtedly one of the most photographed people in history. From his early childhood in a village in what is today Belarus to his days as a young official in the Defense Ministry, his walks with Israel's founding prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, his countless meetings with popes and politicians, children and celebrities - pictures of his turbulent, decades-long career abound.

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Great pictures of Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres: The architect of Israel's nuclear program

Shimon Peres marked his greatest achievement in a long, and impressive life, full of ups and downs, at the age of 33. If he was a copywriter, he could have summed it up proudly in one spot-on sentence, paraphrased from Herzl: In Sèvres, I established Dimona (where Israel's nuclear plant is located) and ensured the future of the State of Israel.

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He was known as a warrior for peace. Less known, is that Peres was the father of Israel's nuclear program which created a deterrent for those who might attack
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