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George H.W. Bush funeral cortege en route to U.S. Capitol

December 3, 2018

The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard to Special Air Mission 41 at Ellington Field during a departure ceremony Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Houston. He was later scheduled to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON — People lined the streets as the hearse bearing President George Herbert Walker Bush’s body rolled in a solemn procession to the U.S. Capitol, where he will lie in state as national leaders began a series of ceremonies honoring his life of service.

Lawmakers from both parties gathered to pay homage to Bush, whose death, less than a month after a rancorous midterm election, reminded many of a less divisive time in American politics.

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