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Tuesday, 9 April, 2002, 09:41 GMT 10:41 UK
In pictures: Crowds gather for historic day
Crowds gathered in London for an historic day - the final journey and funeral of the Queen Mother. Many have camped out for two nights to secure prime spots for the occasion.

Royalists line the funeral procession route
Crowds stand behind barriers draped with flags and pictures of the Queen Mother in the shadow of Big Ben

Policewoman chats to children lining funeral procession route
A policewoman shares a joke with children on a day the Queen wanted to be about celebration as well as commemoration

Crowds gathering in central London for the royal funeral
Royalists gather in Parliament Square as they wait for the procession carrying the Queen Mother's coffin

Royalists wait for the Queen Mother's funeral
Well wrapped up against the morning chill, members of the public wait outside Westminster Abbey

People are already camped outside Westminster Abbey
Hundreds camped outside Westminster Abbey ahead of the funeral service



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