In this April 6, 2005 file photo, Kurdish youngsters celebrate the election of then Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, in downtown Sulaimaniyah, Iraq. (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj, File)
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Flags flew at half-staff across Iraq's northern autonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday as Iraqi Kurds began observing a week of mourning following the death of the country's former president, Jalal Talabani, once a symbol of unity.Talabani's death at a Berlin hospital on Tuesday afternoon, at the age of 83, came just days after Iraqi Kurds' controversial referendum on independence that has angered Baghdad and the region. A longtime Kurdish guerrilla leader, Talabani in 2005 became the head of state of what was supposed to be a new Iraq two years after the country was freed from the rule of Saddam Hussein. Sadi Ahmed Pire, a spokesman for the Kurdish party which Talabani headed, said on Wednesday that Talabani's burial would take place in the city of Sulaimaniyah over the weekend.
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