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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 June, 2004, 18:11 GMT 19:11 UK
In pictures: Reagan lies in state
Nancy Reagan watches as casket of former President Reagan makes its way to Capitol
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Nancy watches the casket of her late husband, former US President Ronald Regan. This is the first presidential state funeral in the US since Lyndon B Johnson in 1973.
The casket of former President Ronald Reagan is carried up the steps of the United States Capitol by a military honour
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The casket of former President Ronald Reagan, who died on Sunday aged 93, is carried up the 116 steps to the Capitol where it will lie in state for public viewing.
People follow each other in line to go into the Capitol Building.
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Thousands of people queued for hours in stifling heat for a chance to pay tribute to Reagan.
The flag-draped casket is placed in the centre of the rotunda at the US Capitol in Washington
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A military colour guard carefully positions the flag-draped casket at the very centre of the Rotunda at the US Capitol in Washington.
The casket in the Capitol Rotunda, seen from above.
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Under the soaring dome of the Capitol Rotunda, thousands came to pay tribute to the 40th US president.
In shorts and suits, mourners wait to say goodbye to Reagan.
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More than 150,000 people were expected to file past the flag-draped coffin. Friday is a national day of mourning.
A native American salutes the casket of former President Ronald Reagan
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A Native American from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux tribe in Prior Lakes, Minnesota salutes the coffin.
Nancy bends towards her husband's coffin
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Mrs Reagan patted and stroked the coffin.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher reaches out to touch the coffin.
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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was among the public figures paying their respects.
Spectators listen to radios as they watch the procession for former President Ronald Reagan,
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Thousands of Americans have been joining the public events to honour the former president.
People sign condolence books outside the Capitol Building in Washington
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People sign condolence books outside the Capitol Building in Washington.




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