Throngs mourn, Iranian leader weeps for general slain by US

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NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader wept Monday over the casket of a top general killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad, his prayers joining the wails of mourners who flooded the streets of Tehran demanding retaliation against America for a slaying that's drastically raised tensions across the Middle East. The funeral for Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani drew a crowd said by police to be in the millions in the Iranian capital, filling thoroughfares and side streets as far as the eye could see. Although there was no independent estimate, aerial footage and Associated Press journalists suggested a turnout of at least 1 million. Authorities later brought his remains and others to Iran's holy city of Qom, turning out another
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