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Crowds Line the Streets to See Richard III’s Coffin in England

The coffin containing the remains of King Richard III is carried in a procession for interment at Leicester Cathedral on March 22, 2015 in Leicester, England. Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

More than 500 years after his death, crowds lined the streets in Leicester, England, as a solemn procession carrying the remains of King Richard III passed through the city. Richard III's skeleton was discovered in 2012 beneath a parking lot in the foundations of Greyfriars Church. His casket will lie inside Leicester Cathedral for public viewing until March 26 when he will be re-interred during a service attended by members of the royal family.

Image: Leicester Sees The Reinterment Of The Remains Of King Richard III
People in the crowd throw white roses on the coffin. Christopher Furlong / Getty Images
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The coffin of Richard III arrives at St. Nicholas Church after a service in Leicester on March 22. Rui Vieira / AP
Image: King Richard III coffin cortege departs Leicester University
A woman lays flowers on the coffin of King Richard III during a service at Leicester University. ANDY RAIN / EPA