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Abbas unveils Arafat mausoleum

Ramallah, November 11, 2007

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has unveiled a mausoleum to former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

Abbas laid a wreath in the tomb, in the compound where Arafat spent the last two years of his life.

The mausoleum complex cost $2 million (£1 million) to build and includes a mosque.

The commemoration is the first in a series of honours to mark the third anniversary of his death in a Paris hospital on 11 November 2004.




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