Tens of thousands of Coptic Christians gathered in Cairo, Egypt, to mourn the death of Pope Shenouda, the spiritual leader of the Middle East's largest Christian community.
Pope Shenouda's photograph outside the Hanging Church in Coptic Cairo, Egypt. March 19, 2012 (VOA-E. Arrott)
The Coptic church is one of the world's oldest Christian communities. (VOA-E. Arrott)
Egyptians converge on Cairo's main Coptic Cathedral to pay their last respects to Pope Shenouda, who died on March 17, 2012. (VOA-E. Arrott)
Coptic priest Bemen Shakr makes his way to the cathedral in Cairo, March 18, 2012. (VOA-E. Arrott)