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Bangladesh in mourning after president's death

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Flags flew at half-mast across Bangladesh on Thursday as the country mourned its president Zillur Rahman, following his death in a Singapore hospital at the age of 84. 

Bangladeshi President Zillur Rahman attends a ceremony in Dhaka, March 3, 2013. Flags flew at half-mast across Bangladesh on Thursday as the country mourned its president, following his death in a Singapore hospital at the age of 84.

Bangladesh has declared a three-day period of national mourning and a public holiday on Thursday for the leader with one of the most illustrious political careers who played a leading role in the country's independence struggle.

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