Singapore has begun seven days of national mourning following the death of its founding father, Lee Kuan Yew.
Mr Lee, who was 91, led Singapore’s transformation from a small port city to one of the wealthiest nations in the world.
World leaders have paid tribute to Mr Lee, who served as the city-state’s prime minister for 31 years.
US President Barack Obama described him as a “giant of history” whose advice had been sought by other world leaders.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Mr Lee was a widely respected strategist and statesman, and Russian President Vladimir Putin described him as one of the “patriarchs” of world politics.
The period of national mourning will culminate in a state funeral next Sunday and Mr Lee’s body is to lie in state at parliament from Wednesday to Saturday. (BBC)