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The funeral pyre of Indian Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena party leader... News PhotoBal Thackeray,Flame,Funeral,Hinduism,Horizontal,India,Leadership,Mumbai,Patriotism,Political Party,Politics,Shiv SenaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPThe funeral pyre of Indian Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray goes up in flames in Mumbai on November 18, 2012. Huge crowds gathered in Mumbai to witness the funeral procession of Bal Thackeray, chief of the Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena party and one of India's most divisive politicians. Thackeray, who called his followers 'Hindu warriors' and was widely accused of stoking ethnic and religious violence, died aged 86, triggering a virtual shutdown of the city. AFP PHOTO/INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)