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ITALY-FUNERAL Italians mourn at funeral for author Umberto Eco

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Crowds gathered outside the Sforzesco Castle in Milan on Tuesday (February 23) to pay their final respects to one of Italy's best loved authors, Umberto Eco.

A simple coffin covered in flowers was laid out for public viewing ahead of the fun...

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MILAN, ITALY (FEBRUARY 23, 2016) (REUTERS)
EXTERIOR OF SFORZESCO CASTLE
PEOPLE GATHERING FOR FUNERAL...

MILAN, ITALY (FEBRUARY 23, 2016) (REUTERS)
EXTERIOR OF SFORZESCO CASTLE
PEOPLE GATHERING FOR FUNERAL

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HEARSE ARRIVING CARRYING COFFIN
VARIOUS OF COFFIN COVERED IN FLOWERS SEEN INSIDE HEARSE
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VARIOUS OF COFFIN BEING CARRIED AND LAID TO REST IN PUBLIC VIEW
VARIOUS OF MAN HOLDING NEWSPAPER A...

HEARSE ARRIVING CARRYING COFFIN
VARIOUS OF COFFIN COVERED IN FLOWERS SEEN INSIDE HEARSE
MEDIA FILMING
VARIOUS OF COFFIN BEING CARRIED AND LAID TO REST IN PUBLIC VIEW
VARIOUS OF MAN HOLDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ON UMBERTO ECO'S DEATH
VARIOUS OF CROWDS WAITING TO ENTER FUNERAL

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(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) ITALIAN MAN, FRANCO LORANDI, SAYING:
"Umberto Eco was a great man. He taught many people not only about the heavy aspects of life, like philosophy, but also by the way in which h...

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) ITALIAN MAN, FRANCO LORANDI, SAYING:
"Umberto Eco was a great man. He taught many people not only about the heavy aspects of life, like philosophy, but also by the way in which he played with words."
(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) ITALIAN WOMAN, ILDA RAUTI, SAYING:
"We have lost a great person of cultural life. Umberto Eco represented cultural life. We will miss him."
(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) MOURNER, IGINO, SAYING:
"I think Umberto Eco was the best of Italy because he showed the positive side of Italians without the self-destructive criticism."
VARIOUS PEOPLE GATHERING IN FRONT OF COFFIN

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