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Washington Says Farewell to Sen. Daniel Inouye--PICTURES

December 20, 2012

Family members, members of Congress, and the Obama Administration pay their respects to the late Sen. Danierl Inouye during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday. Inouye, who passed away on Monday, was as the second longest serving senator in history.

Members of the United States Capitol Police stand guard as Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, lies in state in the Capitol rotunda on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.(Chet Susslin)

Sen. Daniel Inouye's casket lies in state in the rotunda of the Capitol as mourners pay their respects.(Chet Susslin)

The hearse that brought Sen. Daniel Inouye's coffin to the Capitol sits outside during the ceremony.(Chet Susslin)

 

Before a ceremony honoring late Sen. Daniel Inouye, from left, Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid share a few words.(Chet Susslin)

Members of the Armed Services carry Sen. Daniel Inouye's coffin into the Capitol rotunda.(Chet Susslin)

Sen. Inouye's coffin is set down on the catafalque, the same one used for President Lincoln, President Kennedy, and in a handful of other ceremonies at the Capitol. (Chet Susslin)

 

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid touches the senate wreath for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye as Minority leader Mitch McConnell looks on. (Chet Susslin)

Vice President Joe Biden shares his appreciation for Sen. Daniel Inouye during the ceremony.(Chet Susslin)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hugs House Speaker John Boehner after their remarks for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye.(Chet Susslin)

 

Sen. Patrick Leahy kisses the cheek of late Sen. Daniel Inouye's wife, Irene Hirano Inouye, during a ceremony at the Capitol. With Sen. Inouye's passing, Leahy is now the longest currently serving U.S. senator. (Chet Susslin)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks during the ceremony.(Chet Susslin)

After setting up the wreath from the House of Representatives, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi returns to the House section as Speaker Bohner returns to his spot. (Chet Susslin)

 

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey walk around the casket of late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who served in the U.S. Army and lost an arm during his distinguished service in World War II. (Chet Susslin)

From left, Vice President Joe Biden, Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid bow their heads during a ceremony for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye. (Chet Susslin)

Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have a quiet moment before the ceremony for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye. (Chet Susslin)

 

After the ceremony, Sens. from left, Joe Lieberman, John McCain and Rob Portman pass members of the house while circling Sen. Inouye's coffin. (Chet Susslin)

Sen. Daniel Inouye's wife, Irene Hirano Inouye, looks at his casket at the end of a ceremony honoring him in the Capitol rotunda. (Chet Susslin)

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