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Seoul mayor’s funeral held despite objections over sexual misconduct claims

Almost 1 million people watched a broadcast of the funeral of South Korean capital's Mayor Park Won-soon, who died in an apparent suicide after a secretary filed a police complaint for sexual harassment against him.

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