A state funeral for Tito's widow

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STORY: Jovanka Broz, Yugoslavia's former First Lady who lived virtually forgotten for many years after war tore apart the socialist federation built by her husband Tito, received a state burial on Saturday.

Broz died of heart failure in a Belgrade hospital on Oct. 20, at the age of 88

Thousands of mourners, many from other former Yugoslav republics, gave Broz a final salute as her coffin, covered with red flowers, was carried into the "House of Flowers" compound where she was buried next to her husband Josip Broz Tito.

A World War Two veteran, she had held the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel in the Yugoslav army and two medals for gallantry in combat. At her funeral she received full military honors, including a guard of honor by her former war comrades.

"Today, we are not only saying our farewell to Jovanka Broz. This is also a farewell to the era of Tito, and an occasion to remind ourselves of anti-fascism, the greatest los

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