Mourners walk past a flag flying at half mast as they arrive to attend the funeral services of former New York Mayor Ed Koch in New York

 
Mourners walk past a flag flying at half mast as they arrive to attend the funeral services of former New York Mayor Ed Koch in New York
Mourners walk past a flag flying at half mast as they arrive to attend the funeral services of former New York Mayor Ed Koch in New York, February 4, 2013. Koch, the voluble three-term mayor who helped bring New York back from the brink of fiscal ruin in the 1970s and came to embody the city with his wry, outspoken style, died on February 1, 2013 at the age of 88. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: OBITUARY POLITICS)