Ghanaian Naval officers match past coffin during the funeral of late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)
Ghanaian Naval officers match past coffin during the funeral of late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)
A Ghanaian police officer consoles two women during the funeral of late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)
A Ghanaian police officer consoles two women during the funeral of late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)
A woman attends the funeral of late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)
A woman attends the funeral of late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)
A man displays a banner with the portrait of the late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)
A man displays a banner with the portrait of the late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)
Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mohama lights the perpetual flame in honor of the late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mohama lights the perpetual flame in honor of the late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
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Ghanaian local chiefs attend the funeral of late Ghanian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Ghanaian local chiefs attend the funeral of late Ghanian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
People attend the funeral of late Ghanian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
People attend the funeral of late Ghanian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
A woman cries during the funeral of late Ghanian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
A woman cries during the funeral of late Ghanian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Ghanaian lawyers attend the funeral of late Ghanian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Ghanaian lawyers attend the funeral of late Ghanian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
The coffin of the late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills is transported in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
The coffin of the late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills is transported in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
The coffin of the late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills passes mourners in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
The coffin of the late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills passes mourners in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
The coffin of the late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills is transported in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
The coffin of the late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills is transported in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Pall bearers carry the coffin of the late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Pall bearers carry the coffin of the late Ghanaian President, Johns Evans Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

As the casket of late president John Atta Mills was lowered into the earth, a 21-gun salute sounded and African dignitaries from Senegal to South Africa stood by.

As the casket of late president John Atta Mills was lowered into the earth, a 21-gun salute sounded and African dignitaries from Senegal to South Africa stood by.