A President’s Passing
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A President’s Passing
Following a long tradition, the body of former President Ronald Reagan, who was an avid horseman, is carried on a horse-drawn caisson Wednesday. Thousands of people lined Constitution Ave. in Washington, D.C. to witness the pageantry of the first U.S. presidential state funeral in three decades. (Damon Winter / LAT)
A Long Goodbye
A horse-drawn caisson carries the flag-draped casket of former President Ronald Reagan along Constitution Avenue en route to the Capitol building. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Solemn Tribute
A horse named Sargeant. York is led behind the caisson during Wednesday’s procession in Washngton, D.C. The horse bore an empty saddle and former President Ronald Reagan’s riding boots reversed in the stirrups to symbolize a warrior who will no longer ride. (Los Angeles Times)
A Rich Life
Mourners remember former President Ronald Reagan with mementos from his life, such as a license plate bearing the nickname earned during his film career and a ball cap sporting a ship named after him. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
For the Chief
Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., march along Constitution Avenue during Wednesday’s funeral procession to the Capitol. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Quiet Moment
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan pauses to touch her husband’s flag-draped casket before leaving the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Lying in State
U.S. and foreign dignitaries Wednesday joined former President Ronald Reagan’s family for a ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Former President Ronald Reagan’s flag-covered coffin is unloaded from a special U.S. Air Force jet and carried to a hearse at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Reagan’s body was flown from Point Mugu and taken to the Capitol Rotunda, where it lay in state before Friday’s funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. Burial will be in Simi Valley. (AFP)
A military honor guard carries former President Reagan’s flag-draped coffin from the plane at Andrews Air Force Base. (AFP)
The hearse carrying the casket of former President Reagan leaves Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on its way to Washington, D.C. (AFP)
The casket of former President Reagan is transferred from a hearse to a horse-drawn caisson on Constitution Avenue for a procession to the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP)
A military honor guard places the casket of former President Reagan onto a horse-drawn caisson for a funeral procession up Constitution Avenue to the U.S. Capitol. (EPA)
Nancy Reagan is escorted by Army Maj. Gen. Galen B. Jackman as the casket of former President Reagan is transferred from a hearse to a horse-drawn caisson on Washington’s Constitution Avenue. (AP)
The horse-drawn caisson carrying the body of former President Reagan moves along Washington’s Constitution Avenue on its way to the Capitol, where Reagan would lie in state. (AP)
A riderless horse with reversed boots that belonged to former President Reagan walks in the funeral procession up Constitution Avenue to the U.S. Capitol, where Reagan would lie in state before a Friday funeral service. (EPA)
Spectators watch from the roof of the Canadian Embassy as the horse-drawn caisson carrying former President Reagan’s casket moves toward the U.S. Capitol. (AP)
Former President Reagan’s remains are brought to the Capitol in Washington. (AP)
Members of the Navy Honor Guard march in the procession to the Capitol for former President Reagan. (AP)
Spectators watch the flyover of U.S. Air Force jets during the funeral procession for former President Reagan in Washington, D.C. (Andrew F. Chung / Baltimore Sun)
Fly Over
Paul O’Connell and his daughter Claire, 6, from Maryland, watch as military jets do a fly over as the horse drawn caisson carrying former Presiden Ronlad Reagan makes its way towards the Capitol rotunda. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Approaching the Capitol
The caisson carrying President Reagan’s coffin approaches the Capitol. (Alex Quesada / LAT)
A military honor guard fires a 21-gun salute to former President Reagan. (EPA)
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan watches as a military honor guard carries the casket of former President Reagan up the steps of the Capitol, where it would lie in state. (AP)
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan reaches out to touch the casket of her late husband, former President Reagan, as it is carried to the Capitol Rotunda to lie in state. (EPA)
Dignitaries gather in the Capitol Rotunda where former President Reagan lies in state. (AP)