Millions mourn loss of people’s general

Millions of people all over the country and abroad today have been paying tribute to the late Vo Nguyen Giap, the people’s general of Viet Nam, in an emotional National Funeral.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong pays last respect to General Giap at the National Funeral Service in Ha Noi.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong pays last respect to General Giap at the National Funeral Service in Ha Noi.

Lao Revolutionary People's Party General Secretary and State President Chummaly Sayasone expressé sympathies at the loss of General Giap's family in Ha Noi.

Lao Revolutionary People's Party General Secretary and State President Chummaly Sayasone expressé sympathies at the loss of General Giap's family in Ha Noi.

The queue of people and religious dignitaries at the memorial service in HCM City.

The queue of people and religious dignitaries at the memorial service in HCM City.

General Secretary of the Mexican Labour Party Alberto Anaya Gutierrez pays tribute to General Giap at the Vietnamese embassy.

General Secretary of the Mexican Labour Party Alberto Anaya Gutierrez pays tribute to General Giap at the Vietnamese embassy.

Students at the memorial service held for General Giap in his home province of Quang Binh.

Students at the memorial service held for General Giap in his home province of Quang Binh.

The time for people to pay last respect to the general in Ha Noi, originally scheduled until 9pm Saturday, has been extended to 6am Sunday to accommodate the endless queue of admiring people.

The time for people to pay last respect to the general in Ha Noi, originally scheduled until 9pm Saturday, has been extended to 6am Sunday to accommodate the endless queue of admiring people.

Young volunteers form a fence to lead mourners to the funeral house to pay respect to the late General Giap. -- Photo VNA and VNS

Young volunteers form a fence to lead mourners to the funeral house to pay respect to the late General Giap. -- Photo VNA and VNS

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