Former US presidents, world leaders and former Cabinet members gathered at the memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, to bid farewell to the late US President George H.W. Bush
With both Republican and Democratic politicians gathering to hail the life of a president who called for a "kinder, gentler" nation, Bush the father was sent to his last trip.
The 41st president of the US died last week at the age of 94 after a life of service as a World War Two hero, head of the CIA and wartime president.
Under the soaring Capitol dome, office workers and tourists walked in silence all day past a flag-draped casket that bore Bush's body.
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George HW Bush, who as the 41st president shepherded the US through a turbulent period in global relations that included the breakup of the Soviet Union and the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, has died. He was 94.