Private Moment
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A Final Goodbye

Private Moment
Nancy Reagan has a private moment with the remains of her husband, former President Ronald Reagan, lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda. The casket was transported to the National Cathedral for a funeral service, then flown back to California.  (Los Angeles Times)
Coffin leaving Capital Rotunda
The coffin containing the remains of former President Reagan is removed from the Capitol Rotunda and transported to the National Cathedral for a funeral service. (Los Angeles Times)
Honor Guard
An honor guard carries the casket of former President Reagan from the Capitol on its way to the National Cathedral. (Tyrone Turner / For The Times)
President Bush helps Nancy Reagan
President Bush helps former First Lady Nancy Reagan to her seat at the beginning of the funeral service for former President Reagan. The service was held at the Washington National Cathedral. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
National Cathedral
The casket carrying former President Reagan is brought into the Washington National Cathedral at the beginning of the funeral service. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Prepared for departure
The casket of former President Reagan is prepared for departure from the National Cathedral at the end of the funeral service. Hundreds of dignitaries attended the ceremony. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
President Bush and First Lady
President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush sit among the former living Presidents and their wives, along with Vice President Dick Chaney, during the funeral service for former President Reagan held at the Washington National Cathedral. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Eulogy
Former President George Bush gives a eulogy during the funeral service for former President Reagan at the Washington National Cathedral. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Funeral service ends
At the funeral service for former President Ronald Reagan comes to an end, members of the Armed Forces attend to the casket before the departure. The funeral was held at the Washington National Cathedral. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Remembering President Reagan
President George Bush speaks about former President Reagan during the service held at the Washington National Cathedral. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Honoring Reagan
President George Bush bows his head in honor of former President Reagan at the funeral service held at the Washington National Cathedral. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Leaving National Cathedral
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan follows a military honor guard carrying her husband’s casket from a funeral service at Washington National Cathedral. The former president’s body was taken to Andrew’s Air Force Base for a flight and eventual burial in California. (Los Angeles Times)
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Former Vice President Dan Quayle (second from left) watches from the top of the cathedral entrance as a military honor guard carries former President Ronald Reagan’s body in a flag-coverd casket to a waiting vehicle following funeral services at Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Prince Charles
British Prince Charles and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher exit the cathedral following funeral services at Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C. (Los Angeles Times)
Motorcade
Thousands line the route of the 101 Freeway to watch the motorcade carrying the remains of former President Reagan from Point Mugu naval base to the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
Goodbye
Kelsi McCarter, 11, and her step-brother, Andrew Lonie, 11, of Moorpark, wave to the hearse carrying the body of former President Reagan as it makes its way along Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks on the way to the Reagan Presidential Library for burial. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
Hearse
The hearse carrying the body of Former President Ronald Reagan makes its way on Lynn Road in Thousand Oaks heading for the Reagan Presidential Library for funeral services. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Final farewell
Friends, colleagues and family gather for former President Ronald Reagan’s funeral service at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley on Friday. (Bryan Chan / LAT)
Honor Guard
An honor guard carries the flag-draped casket of former President Reagan during final services at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. (Los Angeles Times)
Honor Guard
As the sun sets in California, an Honor Guard carries the flag-draped casket of former President Ronald Reagan. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Invocation
The Rev. Michael H. Wenning delivers an invocation during services Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. (Los Angeles Times)
Salute
Marine Sgt. Ethan Rocke weeps as he salutes the Honor Guard carrying the flag-draped casket of former President Reagan, (Los Angeles Times)
Accepting the flag
Navy Capt. James Symonds presents the U.S. flag to former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The flag covered the casket of her husband, former President Reagan. (Bryan Chan / LAT)
Final farewell
Nancy Reagan is comforted by son Ron Reagan, daughter Patti Davis and son Michael Reagan as they say their final farewell at the casket of former President Reagan. (Bryan Chan / LAT)
Final farewell
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher bows before the casket of former President Reagan at his burial site at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. (Bryan Chan / LAT)
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