Respects to Bush as he lies in state at Capitol

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The body of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush arrived at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, where mourners will pay tribute to the man who led the nation as the Cold War ended.

With hands on hearts, members of Bush’s cabinet, lawmakers and Supreme Court justices honored the 41st president as his flag-draped casket entered the Capitol Rotunda.

The Bush family, led by son and former President George W. Bush, accompanied the body on the flight aboard Air Force One from Texas.

The body of the Republican former president will lie in state at the Rotunda through Wednesday, when a state funeral is scheduled at the Washington National Cathedral.

Mourners began lining up at the Capitol to pay respects to Bush, who died at his Houston home on Friday night at the age of 94, seven months after the death of his wife Barbara.

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