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Funeral of Hiroyuki Muramoto

Reuters cameraman Hiroyuki Muramoto, killed in bloody clashes in Bangkok, was cremated in Tokyo on Sunday after a service attended by about 500 family members, friends and colleagues.

"We never want such a tragedy to occur again," editor-in-chief David Schlesinger said at the service, pictured, adding that seven minutes of video recorded before Muramoto was shot in the chest on 10 April had shown his sense of mission.

In Facebook postings, Schlesinger said it was an extraordinary funeral - “the Reuters family was never more in evidence as friends and colleagues from around the world gathered with his family”. A wake on Saturday evening was “sad, dignified, special”, he said.

A compilation of news footage shot by Muramoto during his 15-year Reuters career was screened at the service. ■

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