Paying respects
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Paying Respects

Thousands of people stood in line for up to seven hours overnight to pay their respects to former President Ronald Reagan. They wait their turn to go through security as they get closer to the U.S. Capitol. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Doerte Weissmann, center, and others sign the the condolence books. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Thousands of people lined up through the night and into the morning to pay their respects to former President Reagan as he lays in state in the Capitol Rotunda. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Major Brian Scully, 37, aNew Jersey National Guardsman, stands in line with his 11-month-old daughter, Mary. “We wanted to support the memory of Reagan. He brought us together in his life as well as his death.” (Francine Orr / LAT)
A young girl tries to sleep as thousands of people wait to pay their respects to former President Ronald Reagan. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev leaves the U.S. Capitol Rotunda after paying final respects to former President Ronald Reagan. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Visitors paying respects to former President Ronald Reagan make their way through the Rotunda of the Capitol before his body is returned to California for burial. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
President Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, visit the Rotunda of the Capitol where the former President Ronald Reagan lies in state. (Los Angeles Times)
Anderson Folsom, 8, of Maryland, holds his hand over his heart as he walks through the Capitol Rotunda with his father George Folsom. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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