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Dead leaders have been shown throughout history as proof of death. ---

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ---

Chiang Kai-shek (October 31, 1887 – April 5, 1975) was a Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975. He is known as Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Chieh-shih, 蔣介石) or Jiang Zhongzheng (Chiang Chung-cheng, 蔣中正) in Standard Chinese.

LVF members pose with the open coffin of their leader Billy Wright in 1997.---

William T. "Bloody Bill" Anderson in a posed photo after he was dead. 2 of Anderson's pistols were presented to Samuel P. Cox at the time, and when Anderson's brother demanded their return after the Civil War, Cox refused, which set in motion the events that led to the death of John Sheets and the identification of Jesse & Frank James as criminals.

Pol Pot, the Cambodian dictator and leader of the Khmer Rouge, was responsible for the deaths of 1.5 million. His activities concerning the extermination of 20% of the Cambodian population inspired the award winning movie, The Killing Fields. Pot died at age 73 on April 15, 1998, after several years of ill health. The U.S. was planning to arrest Pot and deport him for a war crimes trial.

Kurdish victims of mass-murder in Halabjah, where in 1988 Saddam Hussein ordered chemical weapons to be directed against a civilian population. ***___***

The only preserved photograph of Lincoln in death. Taken 24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., City Hall, Manhattan, NY.