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Photos: Rep. Elijah Cummings memorialized in the Capitol

Longtime Maryland lawmaker remembered in Washington ahead of Friday funeral in Baltimore

An honor guard carries Cummings’ casket through the Capitol Rotunda on its way to the memorial service in Statuary Hall. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Pool)

Amid the rancor of the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, Capitol Hill paused Thursday to pay respects to Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died last week.

Votes and congressional business were canceled in the House as Cummings’ body lay in state in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall after a private ceremony. The Capitol was to be open for the public to pay its respects in the afternoon.

A funeral service in Cummings’ hometown of Baltimore is at 10 a.m. Friday. Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton will speak at the funeral as well as former first lady, senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Here are scenes from the Capitol on Thursday:

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 24: Rep. Elijah Cummings’ widow Maya Rockeymoore and family members look on as the flag-draped casket of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., is carried by members of the honor guard up the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (POOL Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Cummings’ widow Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and family members look on as Cummings’ casket passes on its way into the Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Pool)
*** POOL ***WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: The flag-draped casket of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is seen as the late congressman lies in state during a memorial service at the Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol October 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rep. Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019 at the age of 68 from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Cummings’ casket is seen as he lies in state during the memorial service. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/Pool)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: The flag-draped casket of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is escorted by a military honor guard to National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol for a memorial service October 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rep. Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019 at the age of 68 from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges." (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)
The flag-draped casket of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is escorted by a military honor guard into Statuary Hall for a memorial service on Thursday. Cummings died Oct. 17 at age 68. (Al Drago/Getty Images/Pool)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (2nd R) talks with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) during a memorial service for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) at the Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol October 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rep. Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019 at the age of 68 from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges." (Photo by Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, speaks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy talks with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, right, before Cummings’ service starts. (Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images/Pool)
*** POOL ***WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: The flag-draped casket of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is escorted by a honor guard during a memorial service at the Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol October 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rep. Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019 at the age of 68 from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Cummings' casket is escorted by an honor guard into Statuary Hall. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/Pool)
US Representative John Lewis (fC), Democrat of Georgia, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus gather for the memorial for Democratic US Representative from Maryland, Elijah Cummings, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 24, 2019. - Cummings died on October 17, 2019. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and members of the Congressional Black Caucus gather for the memorial service. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Pool via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) pauses as he speaks during memorial services for his close friend Rep. Elijah Cummings in Statuary Hall at the U.S. CapitolOctober 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rep. Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019 at the age of 68 from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges." (Photo by Joshua Roberts-Pool/Getty Images)
North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows pauses as he speaks during the memorial service. (Joshua Roberts/Getty Images/Pool)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: Members of the Morgan State University Choir sing during memorial services for U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol October 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rep. Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019 at the age of 68 from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges." (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)
Members of the Morgan State University Choir sing during Cummings’ memorial service. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Getty Images/Pool)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) pays his respects to Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in National Statuary Hall at the United States Capitol on Thursday October 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The service preceded Cummings lying in state in front of the House chambers. (Photo by Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images)
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, pays his respects to Cummings in Statuary Hall. (Matt McClain/Getty Images/Pool)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stops to pay her respects over the flag-draped casket of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol during a memorial service October 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rep. Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019 at the age of 68 from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges." (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., reflects at Cummings’ casket. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Getty Images/Pool)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) stops to pay his respects over the flag-draped casket of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol during a memorial service October 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rep. Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019 at the age of 68 from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges." (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, pays his respects. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Getty Images/Pool)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 24: Members of the public wind through a maze of barricade on their way to the public viewing of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Members of the public make their way through a maze of barricades on their way to Cummings’ public viewing Thursday afternoon. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Pool)

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