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Mourners Pay Respects as Justice Antonin Scalia Lay in Repose at Supreme Court

Thousands of mourners, including President Obama, honored late Justice Antonin Scalia as he lay in repose Friday at the Supreme Court.

The body of Justice Antonin Scalia arrives at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Feb. 19, 2016. Thousands of mourners will pay their respects Friday for Justice Antonin Scalia as his casket rests in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court, where he spent nearly three decades as one of its most influential members. Alex Brandon / AP
The body of Scalia arrives at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Feb. 19. Supreme Court police served as pallbearers to carry the casket up the marble steps into the court's Great Hall. Alex Brandon / AP
One hundred and eighty law clerks line the stairs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in anticipation of the arrival of Scalia's casket at the court building in Washington, on Feb. 19. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
People watch as the casket of Scalia arrives at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Feb. 19. Evan Vucci / AP
Supreme Court police officers watch as the casket of Scalia arrives at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Feb. 19. Supreme Court police served as pallbearers to carry the casket up the marble steps into the court's Great Hall. Evan Vucci / AP
Supreme Court workers wait outside the court in Washington, on Feb. 19. Evan Vucci / AP
Maureen Scalia, widow of Scalia, is escorted by family members as she walk out of the court building to receive her husband's casket in Washington, on Feb. 19. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
The procession passed between two long lines of Scalia's former law clerks that stretched from the plaza to the court's main entrance as pallbearers carry Scalia's casket into the court building in Washington, on Feb. 19. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
Family members look on as the casket of Scalia is carried by US Supreme Court police officers, up the steps of the Supreme Court building, Washington, on Feb. 19. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP - Getty Images
People look at a 2007 portrait of Scalia by artist Nelson Shanks displayed near his casket in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington, on Feb. 19. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP
Supreme Court Justices make the sign of the cross during prayers at a private ceremony in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington, on Feb. 19, where Scalia lies in repose. The justices are standing in the same order in which they now will sit on the bench following Scalia's death. Jacquelyn Martin / AP
A woman cries as friends and staff of the Supreme Court attend a private ceremony in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court where Scalia lies in repose in Washington, on Feb. 19. Jacquelyn Martin / AP
Members of the public file in to view the casket containing the remains of Scalia in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington, on Feb. 19. CARLOS BARRIA / Reuters
People hold signs of thanks and support while waiting in line to pay their respects to Scalia outside the court's building in Washington, on Feb. 19. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
Clergy leave the Supreme Court in Washington, on Feb. 19, after paying respects to Scalia. Evan Vucci / AP

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pay their respects as US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's body lies in repose at the Supreme Court on February 19, 2016 in Washington, DC.

 

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