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    ON HIS VISIT TO EUROPE, UNITED NATIONS ACTING SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT OF BURMA MADE A PILGRIMAGE TO SWEDEN TO THE GRAVE OF HIS PREDECESSOR DAG HAMMARSKJOELD AT THE UNIVERSITY CITY OF UPPSALA, MAY 6.

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    ON HIS VISIT TO EUROPE, UNITED NATIONS ACTING SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT OF BURMA MADE A PILGRIMAGE TO SWEDEN TO THE GRAVE OF HIS PREDECESSOR DAG HAMMARSKJOELD AT THE UNIVERSITY CITY OF UPPSALA, MAY 6.

    AT A BRIEF CEREMONY, U THANT LAID A WREATH OF WHITE LILACS AND WHITE CARNATIONS ON THE GRAVE WHERE MR. HAMMARSKJOELD WAS BURIED LAST SEPTEMBER. EARLIER, A WREATH WAS LAID BY MR. KENNETH KAUNDA, THE OPPOSITION LEADER OF NORTHERN RHODESIA, WHERE MR. HAMMARSKJOELD MET HIS DEATH IN A PLANE CRASH.

    SPEAKING AT THE UNIVERSITY WHERE HAMMARSKJOELD WAS ONCE A STUDENT, U THANT SAID THE CONCEPT OF THE ABSOLUTE SOVEREIGN STATE MUST BE GIVEN UP BY U.N. MEMBER NATIONS IF THE UNITED NATIONS WAS TO GROW INTO A REALLY EFFECTIVE INSTRUMENT FOR MAINTAINING THE RULE OF LAW. HE ALSO URGED THE LEADERS OF THE WORLD TO END THE 'BALANCE OF TERROR' OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS. STATESMEN SHOULD NOW SAY FIRMLY THAT THEY DID NOT BELIEVE IN ITS INDEFINITE CONTINUATION, HE SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAC2TLDX0BGUSE9TGDZO3MD8F1
    Media URN:
    VLVAAC2TLDX0BGUSE9TGDZO3MD8F1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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