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Honoring Reagan

In the early hours of this morning, a young girl tries to sleep as thousands of people wait to pay their respects to former President Ronald Reagan. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Thousands of people stood in line for up to seven hours overnight to pay their respects to former President Ronald Reagan today. They wait their turn to go through security as they get closer to the U.S. Capitol. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan pauses to touch her husband’s flag-draped casket before leaving the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday. (Francine Orr / LAT)
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)