Mikhail Saakashvili funeral

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, center, comforts Dodo, mother of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000008755" title="Nodar Kumaritashvili" href="/topic/sports/luge/nodar-kumaritashvili-PESPT000008755.topic">Nodar Kumaritashvili</a>, the Georgian luger killed in a practice run at the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR00000713475" title="2016 Olympic Games (INACTIVE)" href="/topic/sports/2016-olympic-games-%28inactive%29-EVSPR00000713475.topic">Olympics</a>, at her son's funeral in Bakuriani, Georgia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. At right is Nodar Kumaritashvili's sister Mariam. At left is Mikhail Saakashvili's wife Sandra Roelofs. Thousands of Georgians paid their last respects to a young luger whose death cast a pall over the opening of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="1507300224" title="2010 Winter Olympics" href="/topic/sports/multi-sport-events/2010-winter-olympics-1507300224.topic">2010 Winter Olympics</a> and sent his nation into mourning.

( AP photo / February 20, 2010 )

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, center, comforts Dodo, mother of Nodar Kumaritashvili, the Georgian luger killed in a practice run at the Olympics, at her son's funeral in Bakuriani, Georgia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. At right is Nodar Kumaritashvili's sister Mariam. At left is Mikhail Saakashvili's wife Sandra Roelofs. Thousands of Georgians paid their last respects to a young luger whose death cast a pall over the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics and sent his nation into mourning.

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