Viewfinder: The Rotunda Awaits George H.W. Bush

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The Lincoln catafalque is protected by a plastic cover as preparations for the arrival of the body of former United States President George H.W. Bush continue at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on December 3rd, 2018, in Washington, D.C. A World War II combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, vice president, and 41st president of the U.S. A state funeral for Bush will be held in Washington over the next three days, beginning with him lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning.

The Lincoln catafalque is protected by a plastic cover as preparations for the arrival of the body of former United States President George H.W. Bush continue at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on December 3rd, 2018, in Washington, D.C. A World War II combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, vice president, and 41st president of the U.S. A state funeral for Bush will be held in Washington over the next three days, beginning with him lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning.

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