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Ceremonies for Bush draw together presidents, world envoys

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05: President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and former presidents, vice presidents, first ladies and spouses attend the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral December 05, 2018 in Washington, DC. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and 41st president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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The nation’s capital bids its final farewell to the late former President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday in a service of prayer and praise..

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