SPLM soldiers guard the coffin of Garang in New Site village.
SPLM soldiers guard the coffin draped in the southern Sudan flag of John Garang, Sudan's First Vice-President and former rebel leader of Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) in New Site village in Southern Sudan August 1, 2005. Officials of the former rebel SPLM began meeting on Monday to decide the future of the group after its leader Garang died in a helicopter crash. Garang, a key figure in a January peace deal hailed as a rare success story for Africa, died over the weekend after the Ugandan presidential helicopter he was travelling in went down in bad weather. Pictures of the month August 2005 REUTERS/Radu Sigheti Pictures of the Year 2005 RSS/NL