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The pall bearers carry the royal casket of Tonga's late King George Tupou V into the Royal Tombs during his funeral in Nuku-alofa, Tonga, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. (AP Photo/NZ Herald, Sarah Ivey)

Tongans mourn king with elaborate funeral

An elaborate funeral unique to the only monarchy of the South Pacific was held March 27 in Tonga for King George Tupou V, a leader seen as an eccentric but also a visionary.