Nation Says Goodbye to Ted Kennedy

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August 28, 2009 1:54 p.m.

On August 27, the nation continued to mourn Senator Edward M. Kennedy as his body was transported from Hyannis Port, MA to the JFK Library in Boston to lie in repose. People crowded along highways and city streets to watch the motorcade, which included the hearse and 85 members of the Kennedy family. Here, Kennedy’s flag-draped casket is carried from his Hyannis Port house on Thursday.

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A military escort lifts Kennedy’s casket in order to transfer it to a hearse, which was headed for Boston.

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A man waiting for Ted Kennedy’s hearse to pass finishes an appreciative sign.

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A supporter along the hearse’s route.

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The hearse carrying Ted Kennedy’s casket makes its way through Boston.

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Mourners lined up to pay tribute to Ted Kennedy, whose casket arrived Thursday, August 27, at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

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Members of the Kennedy family, with Ted Kennedy’s wife Vicki in front, watch his casket pass by on its way into the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

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An honor guard carries Ted Kennedy’s casket into the museum.

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Vistors line up outside the museum to pay their respects to Ted Kennedy.

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Members of the Kennedy family greet those who came to view the casket.

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Inside the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

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Inside the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

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A photograph of Ted Kennedy is displayed at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

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Vicki Kennedy, the wife of the late Ted Kennedy, clasps hands with a woman in line to visit the casket.

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Caroline Kennedy, Ted Kennedy’s niece, shakes hands with her uncle’s well-wishers.

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Mourners wipe their eyes.

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Visitors gather around the Kennedy family burial site in Arlington National Cemetery. Ted Kennedy will be buried next to his brothers John and Robert Kennedy on Saturday, August 29.

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At the Kennedy family burial site.

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