People wave Ethiopian flags in front of a giant billboard depicting late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, at a public funeral ceremony for him in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Thousands of mourners have paid their final respects to Ethiopia's former leader Meles Zenawi, who died last month after 21 years in power.

Meles had overseen strong economic growth in recent years, but was criticised for clamping down on individual freedoms.

Al Jazeera's Mohammad Adow reports from Addis Ababa