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Thousands Bid Farewell to Turkish German 'Heroine'

Thousands of mourners have taken part in the funeral of a young Turkish German woman, hailed as a national heroine of "civic courage." Tugce Albayrak sustained fatal injuries after saving two other girls being harassed in Offenbach, Germany last month.

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Lit candles and photographs of Tugce Albayrak are placed by her grave at a cemetery in Bad Soden-Salmuenster, Dec. 3, 2014.
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Lit candles and photographs of Tugce Albayrak are placed by her grave at a cemetery in Bad Soden-Salmuenster, Dec. 3, 2014.

Mourners carry the coffin of Tugce Albayrak outside a mosque during a memorial service for late student in Waechtersbach, Dec. 3, 2014.
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Mourners carry the coffin of Tugce Albayrak outside a mosque during a memorial service for late student in Waechtersbach, Dec. 3, 2014.

Mourners carry the coffin of Tugce Albayrak outside a mosque during a memorial service for late student in Waechtersbach, Dec. 3, 2014..
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Mourners carry the coffin of Tugce Albayrak outside a mosque during a memorial service for late student in Waechtersbach, Dec. 3, 2014..

Mourners pray outside a mosque during a memorial service for late student Tugce Albayrak in Waechtersbach, Dec. 3, 2014
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Mourners pray outside a mosque during a memorial service for late student Tugce Albayrak in Waechtersbach, Dec. 3, 2014

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