George H. W. Bush Mourned by Nation He Led

Dignitaries and citizens showed their respect for former President George H.W. Bush during his state funeral functions in Washington, D.C., and Texas.

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Pallbearers carry the casket of former President George H.W. Bush off of Pacific Union's "Bush 4141" on Dec. 6, 2018, in College Station, Texas. The 41st president will be laid to rest near his presidential library next to his wife Barbara and daughter Robin.
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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush passes through Magnolia, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, along the route from Spring to College Station, Texas.
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People wave at a train carrying the casket of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush on Dec. 6, 2018.
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People pay their respects as the train carrying the casket of former President George H.W. Bush passes by on Dec. 6, 2018, along the route from Spring to College Station, Texas.
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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Spring, Texas, as it is placed on a Union Pacific train.
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Former President George W. Bush, Laura Bush and other family members watch as the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Spring, Texas, to a Union Pacific train.
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Former President George W. Bush cries as he touches the casket of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, at the State Funeral at the National Cathedral on Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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The State Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral, on Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Former President George W. Bush speaks in front of the flag-draped casket of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, at the State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.
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Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former President George Bush, touches the casket of former President George H.W. Bush after speaking at his State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and former presidents, vice presidents, first ladies and spouses attend the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.
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A joint service honor guard carries the casket of former US President George H.W. Bush into the Washington National Cathedral for a state funeral on Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Jimmy Carter listen as former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney speaks during a state funeral for former U.S. President George H. W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral on Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.
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Former U.S. President George W. Bush (C) leans across President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to greet fellow former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and former first ladies Rosalynn Carter, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama during the state funeral for his father and former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.
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Canadian military salute on the sidewalk outside the Canadian Embassy, as the hearse carrying the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush drive by on Pennsylvania Ave. from the Capitol to a State Funeral at the Washington National Cathedral on Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Stephanie Penn, left, and Tiffany Ge watch the flag-draped casket of former President George H. W. Bush carried by a joint services military honor guard down the steps of the U.S. Capitol, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.
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A joint services military honor guard carries the flag-draped casket of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush from the U.S. Capitol to transport it to Washington National Cathedral Dec. 5, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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Former President George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush, Neil Bush and Sharon Bush, stand as a joint services military honor guard carries the flag-draped casket of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush from the U.S. Capitol to transport it to Washington National Cathedral Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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From right: former President George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush, Neil Bush, Sharon Bush, Bobby Koch, Doro Koch, Jeb Bush and Columba Bush stand just prior to a joint services military honor guard carrying the flag-draped casket of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush from the U.S. Capitol to transport it to Washington National Cathedral Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington, D.C. President Bush will be buried at his final resting place at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University.
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Jenna Bush Hager and her sister Barbara Bush stand with the husbands Henry Chase Hager and Craig Coyne as they pay respect in front of the casket of the late former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Dec. 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Jeb Bush and his wife Columba Bush pay their respects in front of the casket of the late former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Dec. 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former Secretary of State Colin Powell (C) and former military officials from the Gulf War salute the casket of the late former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, Dec. 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Former Senator Bob Dole stands up and salutes the casket of the late former President George H.W. Bush as Bush lies in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Dec. 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and, finally, 41st President of the United States.
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Sully, a yellow Labrador service dog for former President George H. W. Bush, sits beside Bush's flag-draped casket as he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, Dec. 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pause in front of the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Dec. 3, 2018.
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Members of the U.S. Secret Service carry the casket of former President George H. W. Bush to a hearse at George H. Lewis Funeral Home after a family service, Dec. 3, 2018, in Houston, Texas.
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Crowds gather at Ellington Field to watch as the body of former President George H.W. Bush is transported aboard the presidential plane en route to Washington, where the 41st president will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Dec. 3, 2018, in Houston, Texas.
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Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush board the presidential plane that will carry the casket of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, to Washington to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, Dec. 3, 2018, at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas.
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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard to the presidential plane, deemed Special Air Mission 41 in honor of the 41st U.S. president, at Ellington Field during a departure ceremony Dec. 3, 2018, in Houston, Texas.
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The plane carrying the body of former President George H.W. Bush departs Ellington Field in Houston, Texas, and heads to Washington on Dec. 3, 2018.
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An air traveler visits a statue of former President George H.W. Bush inside the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Dec. 2, 2018, in Houston, Texas. Bush, who died late Friday, Nov. 30, at his Houston home at age 94, is to be honored with a state funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington and will be flown to Texas Thursday to be interred on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M University.
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Flags fly at half-staff at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Dec. 3, 2018, in honor of former President George H.W. Bush. An outpouring is anticipated in Washington this week during the state funeral for Bush, who died late Friday, Nov. 30, at his home in Houston. He was 94.
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Steve Duensing (left) of Salt Lake City and Jan Fitzpatrick of Kennebunkport, Maine, look at the official portrait of former President George H.W. Bush as it is draped in black cloth to mark his passing, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, Dec. 3, 2018. Fitzpatrick visited the Bush vacation house in her hometown and has traveled to Washington to pay respects as the 41st president lies in state at the Capitol building.
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The hearse carrying the remains of former President George H.W. Bush proceeds up Constitution Avenue en route to the U.S. Capitol, Dec. 3, 2018, in Washington.
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Family members and others watch as the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard to lie in state in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Dec. 3, 2018, in Washington.
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The casket bearing the remains of former President George H.W. Bush arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 3, 2018.
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The casket bearing the remains of former President George H.W. Bush arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 3, 2018.
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Members of the Bush family walk through the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, where former President George H. W. Bush lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Dec. 3, 2018, in Washington.
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Former President George W. Bush is embraced by Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., during the arrival of the casket of former President George H.W. Bush at the Capitol in Washington,Dec. 3, 2018.
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