Photo Ed: Turkey commemorates Ataturk's passing

Photo Ed: Turkey commemorates Ataturks passing

Millions of people throughout Turkey commemorate their national hero and founding father with ceremonies on the 70th anniversary of his death.

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Photo Ed: Turkey commemorates Ataturks passing
 

Visitors carry a huge Turkish flag as they arrive to pay their respects at the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. (Anatolian Agency - CEM OKSUZ)

Photo Ed: Turkey commemorates Ataturks passing

In Istanbul, children stand alongside a soldier at the gates of the Dolmabahce Palace, where Ataturk passed away 70 years ago.(Anatolian Agency - ERHAN SEVENLER)

Photo Ed: Turkey commemorates Ataturks passing

Turkish leaders follow a guard of honour as they walk to pay their respects at the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Photo Ed: Turkey commemorates Ataturks passing

Turkish leaders, from left, Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan, President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and main opposition Republican People's Party Chairman Deniz Baykal follow a guard of honour as they walk to visit the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Photo Ed: Turkey commemorates Ataturks passing

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Soldiers stand guard next to the death bed of Ataturk at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, where the modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk passed away 70 years ago at exactly 09:05 a.m. (Anatolian Agency - ERHAN SEVENLER)

Photo Ed: Turkey commemorates Ataturks passing

Tears are wiped  from a Turkish soldiers face as he stands guard next to the death bed of Ataturk at the Ottoman era Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 (Anatolian Agency - ERHAN SEVENLER)

Photo Ed: Turkey commemorates Ataturks passing

Motorists observe a minute of silence at 9:05 a.m. beside their vehicles as the sirens went off on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, November 10, 2008.  The nation of Turkey observes a minute of silence at 9:05 a.m. every year to commemorate of the exact moment the founder of the country's modern republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, passed away.  (Anatolian Agency - AZIZ UZUN)

 

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