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Funeral for a president

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the funeral for his father. 


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Former President George W. Bush speaks at the funeral for his father. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the funeral for his father. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS
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Former President George W. Bush follows the casket out of  the Washington National Cathedral. 


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Former President George W. Bush follows the casket out of the Washington National Cathedral. REUTERS/Jim Young

Former President George W. Bush follows the casket out of the Washington National Cathedral. REUTERS/Jim Young
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The front row prior to the funeral.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The front row prior to the funeral. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The front row prior to the funeral. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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The flag-draped casket is carried by military pallbearers as it arrives at Washington National Cathedral.   
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The flag-draped casket is carried by military pallbearers as it arrives at Washington National Cathedral. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The flag-draped casket is carried by military pallbearers as it arrives at Washington National Cathedral. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Former President George W. Bush speaks. 


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Former President George W. Bush speaks. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

Former President George W. Bush speaks. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS
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Former President George W. Bush, his brother Jeb Bush and Laura Bush.    Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

Former President George W. Bush, his brother Jeb Bush and Laura Bush. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

Former President George W. Bush, his brother Jeb Bush and Laura Bush. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS
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An emotional former President George Bush touches the casket of his father. 


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An emotional former President George Bush touches the casket of his father. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

An emotional former President George Bush touches the casket of his father. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton sit in the front row together. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton sit in the front row together. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton sit in the front row together. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A military honor guard carries the casket out of the National Cathedral.     REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A military honor guard carries the casket out of the National Cathedral. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A military honor guard carries the casket out of the National Cathedral. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Former President George W. Bush touches the casket of his father. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

Former President George W. Bush touches the casket of his father. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

Former President George W. Bush touches the casket of his father. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS
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Former Sen. Alan Simpson speaks.

   
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Former Sen. Alan Simpson speaks. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

Former Sen. Alan Simpson speaks. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Laura Bush and former President George W. Bush smile during the service. 


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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Laura Bush and former President George W. Bush smile during the service. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Laura Bush and former President George W. Bush smile during the service. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS
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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried out by a military honor guard during a State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried out by a military honor guard during a State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried out by a military honor guard during a State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS
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President Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly watches as Former Sen. Alan Simpson touches the casket. 


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President Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly watches as Former Sen. Alan Simpson touches the casket. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

President Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly watches as Former Sen. Alan Simpson touches the casket. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS
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Former President George W. Bush greets former President Bill Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter as he arrives.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former President George W. Bush greets former President Bill Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter as he arrives. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former President George W. Bush greets former President Bill Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter as he arrives. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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An emotional former President George W. Bush after touching the casket of his father. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

An emotional former President George W. Bush after touching the casket of his father. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

An emotional former President George W. Bush after touching the casket of his father. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS
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The casket stands at the altar.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The casket stands at the altar. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The casket stands at the altar. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Laura Bush and former President George W. Bush during the service.   

 
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Laura Bush and former President George W. Bush during the service. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Laura Bush and former President George W. Bush during the service. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS
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Presidential biographer Jon Meacham shakes hands with former President George Bush after speaking. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

Presidential biographer Jon Meacham shakes hands with former President George Bush after speaking. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

Presidential biographer Jon Meacham shakes hands with former President George Bush after speaking. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS
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Jenna Bush Hager speaks. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

Jenna Bush Hager speaks. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

Jenna Bush Hager speaks. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS
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U.S. President George W. Bush walks past U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Hillary Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter as he arrives. 

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U.S. President George W. Bush walks past U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Hillary Clinton, former President Jimmy...more

U.S. President George W. Bush walks past U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Hillary Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter as he arrives. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President George W. Bush reaches across in front of U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to greet former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, sitting in the front row with former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Hillary Clinton and former first lady Rosalynn Carter as he arrives at the state funeral for his father.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President George W. Bush reaches across in front of U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to greet former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, sitting in the front row with former President Bill...more

U.S. President George W. Bush reaches across in front of U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to greet former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, sitting in the front row with former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Hillary Clinton and former first lady Rosalynn Carter as he arrives at the state funeral for his father. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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The funeral procession passes down Pennsylvania Avenue.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The funeral procession passes down Pennsylvania Avenue. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The funeral procession passes down Pennsylvania Avenue. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Britain's Prince Charles walks past U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Britain's Prince Charles walks past U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Britain's Prince Charles walks past U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Former CIA Director John Brennan shakes hands with President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly. 


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Former CIA Director John Brennan shakes hands with President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

Former CIA Director John Brennan shakes hands with President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS
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Spectators watch as a U.S. military honor guard team carries the casket from the Capitol.   McNamee/Pool via REUTERS

Spectators watch as a U.S. military honor guard team carries the casket from the Capitol. McNamee/Pool via REUTERS

Spectators watch as a U.S. military honor guard team carries the casket from the Capitol. McNamee/Pool via REUTERS
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hugs former first lady Michelle Obama in front of former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hugs former first lady Michelle Obama in front of former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hugs former first lady Michelle Obama in front of former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton look over at former U.S. President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama while seated with former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton look over at former U.S. President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama while seated with former President Jimmy Carter and first lady...more

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton look over at former U.S. President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama while seated with former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives with first lady Melania Trump.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives with first lady Melania Trump. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives with first lady Melania Trump. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Donald Trump reaches over to shake hands with former President Barack Obama as he takes his seat.  
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U.S. President Donald Trump reaches over to shake hands with former President Barack Obama as he takes his seat. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump reaches over to shake hands with former President Barack Obama as he takes his seat. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Service members prepare for the casket to be transported from the Capitol to the National Cathedral. Sarah Silbiger/Pool via REUTERS

Service members prepare for the casket to be transported from the Capitol to the National Cathedral. Sarah Silbiger/Pool via REUTERS

Service members prepare for the casket to be transported from the Capitol to the National Cathedral. Sarah Silbiger/Pool via REUTERS
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The casket arrives at the Washington National Cathedral. 

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The casket arrives at the Washington National Cathedral. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The casket arrives at the Washington National Cathedral. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush watch as the casket is carried at the National Cathedral. 
  
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Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush watch as the casket is carried at the National Cathedral. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush watch as the casket is carried at the National Cathedral. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS
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People line the street as the hearse heads to a the National Cathedral. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

People line the street as the hearse heads to a the National Cathedral. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

People line the street as the hearse heads to a the National Cathedral. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. 


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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A joint service honor guard carries the caske out of the US Capitol. Shawn Thew/Pool via REUTERS

A joint service honor guard carries the caske out of the US Capitol. Shawn Thew/Pool via REUTERS

A joint service honor guard carries the caske out of the US Capitol. Shawn Thew/Pool via REUTERS
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hugs former U.S. President Barack Obama as he stands next to former first lady Michalle Obama in front of former President Jimmy Carter. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hugs former U.S. President Barack Obama as he stands next to former first lady Michalle Obama in front of former President Jimmy Carter. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hugs former U.S. President Barack Obama as he stands next to former first lady Michalle Obama in front of former President Jimmy Carter. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Former Vice President Al Gore. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former Vice President Al Gore. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former Vice President Al Gore. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Former Vice President Al Gore greets former President Bill Clinton as his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, greets former Vice President Joe Biden. Also pictured is former President Jimmy Carter. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

Former Vice President Al Gore greets former President Bill Clinton as his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, greets former Vice President Joe Biden. Also pictured is former President Jimmy Carter. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

Former Vice President Al Gore greets former President Bill Clinton as his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, greets former Vice President Joe Biden. Also pictured is former President Jimmy Carter. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS
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Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is greeted by former British Prime Minister John Major. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is greeted by former British Prime Minister John Major. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is greeted by former British Prime Minister John Major. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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The Carlyle Group co-CEO David Rubenstein. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

The Carlyle Group co-CEO David Rubenstein. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

The Carlyle Group co-CEO David Rubenstein. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS
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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS
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Former President George W. Bush places his hand over his heart with Laura Bush as they watch the casket depart the U.S. Capitol. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Former President George W. Bush places his hand over his heart with Laura Bush as they watch the casket depart the U.S. Capitol. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Former President George W. Bush places his hand over his heart with Laura Bush as they watch the casket depart the U.S. Capitol. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
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The flag-draped casket is carried by a joint services military honor guard from the U.S. Capitol. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

The flag-draped casket is carried by a joint services military honor guard from the U.S. Capitol. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

The flag-draped casket is carried by a joint services military honor guard from the U.S. Capitol. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS
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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard from the U.S. Capitol.


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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard from the U.S. Capitol. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard from the U.S. Capitol. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife Alma arrive with former Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady (far L) . REUTERS/Jim Young

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife Alma arrive with former Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady (far L) . REUTERS/Jim Young

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife Alma arrive with former Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady (far L) . REUTERS/Jim Young
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Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning arrives.  
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Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning arrives. REUTERS/Jim Young

Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning arrives. REUTERS/Jim Young
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