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Oberkrainer Polka Pioneer Slavko Avsenik Laid to Rest

Begunje na Gorenjskem, 7 July - Thousands flocked to the Alpine village of Begunje na Gorenjskem on Tuesday to bid the final goodbye to Slavko Avsenik (1929-2015), the creator of the world-famous Oberkrainer polka and the country's most successful musician, whose band had sold more than 30 million records.

Begunje na Gorenjskem
Slavko Avsenik is laid to rest with military honours.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Begunje na Gorenjskem
Slavko Avsenik is laid to rest with military honours.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Begunje na Gorenjskem
Slavko Avsenik is laid to rest with military honours.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Begunje na Gorenjskem
Slavko Avsenik is laid to rest with military honours.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Begunje na Gorenjskem
Slavko Avsenik is laid to rest with military honours.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Begunje na Gorenjskem
Slavko Avsenik is laid to rest with military honours.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Begunje na Gorenjskem
President Borut Pahor pays respect ahead of Slavko Avsenik funeral.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Begunje na Gorenjskem
Thousands of people, many in folk wear, attend the funeral of Slavko Avsenik.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Begunje na Gorenjskem
Prime Minister Miro Cerar pays respect ahead of Slavko Avsenik funeral.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Begunje na Gorenjskem
Prime Minister Miro Cerar pays respect ahead of Slavko Avsenik funeral.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Begunje na Gorenjskem
Prime Minister Miro Cerar pays respect ahead of Slavko Avsenik funeral.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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