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State funeral of George H. W. Bush begins in Washington

The state funeral in memory of former President George H. W. Bush (1989-1993) began today at the National Cathedral in Washington with the presence of the president, Donald Trump, and the four living ex-leaders of the country.

The funeral service began at 11:00 local time (16:00 GMT), and he is also attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, King Abdullah II of Jordan and former President of Mexico Carlos Salinas (1988-1994), among others.

Shortly before the ceremony began, Trump and his wife, Melania, sat in the front row of the temple next to the Democratic presidents Barack Obama (2009-2017), Bill Clinton (1993-2001) and Jimmy Carter (1977- 1981), who attend Mass with their respective wives, Michelle, Hillary and Rosalynn. (EFEUSA) .-

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