Funeral of Uzbek President takes place in Samarkand
Islam Karimov died after a stroke at the age of 78.
The funeral of Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov has taken place in the city of Samarkand.
He died after a stroke at the age of 78. He ruled for 27 years.
Thousands earlier lined the streets of the capital, Tashkent, throwing flowers as his cortege passed.
Three days of mourning are being observed in the country.