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In pictures: Rosa Parks memorial

Thelma Mosley holds a portrait of Rosa Parks as she waits in-line to enter the US Capitol Rotunda to pay her respects

Thousands have been queuing up to pay respects to civil rights icon Rosa Parks, whose body is lying in state in Washington's Capitol.

An honour guard carries the casket of Rosa Parks into the Rotunda of the US Capitol

An honour guard carried the casket into the Rotunda of the US Capitol.

Rosa Park's coffin lies in state in the Rotunda

She is the first woman and the second African-American to lie in honour there.

President George W Bush and his wife Laura

President George W Bush and his wife Laura attended a ceremony in Mrs Parks' honour in the Rotunda.

A relative of Rosa Parks wipes away his tears

The service produced an outpouring of emotion.

Condoleezza Rice speaking during the memorial service

Condoleezza Rice told the gathering that she would not be standing there as secretary of state without Rosa Parks.

The body of Rosa Parks lies in repose in St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Alabama

Earlier, hundreds of mourners attended a memorial service in Alabama.

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton

Civil rights leaders Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were there. They can also claim to have benefited from Mrs Parks' legacy.




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