Kolkata: They came in thousands, from far and near. Some queued up at night for one last glimpse. Some cried and yet others broke into spontaneous shouts of "Long live comrade Jyoti Basu" as the Marxist patriarch's body was carried in a procession around the heart of Kolkata on Tuesday.
Image: Army soldiers spread the national flag over the body of veteran communist leader Jyoti Basu in Kolkata on January 19, 2010. (Copyright AP. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.)