Talabani fans in Erbil pay candle lit tribute to late Kurdish leader
Jalal Talabani, the leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and former Iraqi president, died on Tuesday, age 83. He passed away at a German hospital.
His fans, supporters and members of his party observed a night of vigil to mourn his death in Erbil.
Talabani has been hailed by Kurdish, Iraqi and world leaders as someone who played a major role in the post-Saddam Hussein Iraq and was known for his ability to gather all Kurdish, Shiite and Sunni parties around the constitution.