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WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush's casket has left the U.S. Capitol for a state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral.

Family, friends, congressional leaders and others gathered with military brass on the steps of the Capitol for the send-off Wednesday as cannons echoed a salute and a military band played "Hail to the Chief."

The 41st president had been lying in state since late Monday in the Capitol Rotunda, an honor reserved for few.

 

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