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Tongan king's body brought home for funeral


Members of the Tongan royal family in traditional dress watch as pallbearers carry the casket of King George Tupou V from an aircraft at Fua'amotu airport yesterday.

Thousands of sombre Tongans, swathed in black, lined the Pacific island nation's roads to welcome home the body of their late king – an eccentric reformer who died in Hong Kong last week.