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In Pictures: Washington bids farewell to George HW Bush

A state funeral service was held at Washington National Cathedral after thousands saw the former president lying in state at the Capitol Rotunda.

Family, former colleagues and dignitaries from around the world have attended a state funeral service for former US president George HW Bush, capping three days of remembrance in Washington DC.

The flag-draped coffin of the 41st president was carried down the US Capitol steps in a solemn procession, with members of the Bush family watching and a cannon salute.

The hearse was driven in a motorcade to the Washington National Cathedral ceremony, slowing in front of the White House along a route lined with people, bundled in winter hats and taking photos.

George HW Bush lies in state in the US Capitol Rotunda (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Native Americans Donald Woody and Warren Stade of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community tribe pay their last respects (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
George HW Bush’s service dog Sully at the viewing (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
Donald Trump salutes as he and first lady Melania Trump pay their respects (Shawn Thew/AP)
The flag-draped coffin is carried from the US Capitol by a military honour guard (Alex Brandon/AP)
The hearse slows in front of the White House (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
Spectators line the route (J Scott Applewhite/AP)
The coffin is carried into the cathedral (Andrew Harnik/AP)
The Prince of Wales and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were among the dignitaries at the service (Evan Vucci/AP)
Hillary Clinton greets Barack Obama (Andrew Harnik/AP)
Donald Trump shakes hands with Barack Obama (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
George W Bush pauses as he delivers his eulogy (Alex Brandon/AP)
It was an emotional occasion for the former president (Alex Brandon, Pool/AP)
The flag-draped coffin of former president George HW Bush is carried out by a military honour guard (Andrew Harnik, Pool/AP)

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