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The coffin of Silvio Berlusconi is brought into the Duomo Cathedral

Video. Watch: Berlusconi's coffin enters cathedral

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was honoured on Wednesday with a state funeral in Milan’s Duomo cathedral and a day of national mourning, as his legacy – positive or negative – was being hotly debated among Italians.

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was honoured on Wednesday with a state funeral in Milan’s Duomo cathedral and a day of national mourning, as his legacy – positive or negative – was being hotly debated among Italians.

Thousands of people outside the Duomo and within erupted in applause as a sign of respect as Berlusconi’s flower-draped casket was hoisted out of the hearse and into the cathedral.

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