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Images From John McCain’s Capitol Memorial

Arizona senator lies in state in Capitol Rotunda before services on Saturday

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan turns to address Sen. John McCain’s mother Roberta McCain and daughter Meghan McCain as he pays respects as the senator lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Senator John McCain paid a last visit to the Capitol on Friday before services Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral.

The longtime Arizona senator, who died from brain cancer on Aug. 25, was borne into the Capitol by representatives from the different branches of the armed services before former colleagues, friends and family paid their respects.

[Schedule of McCain Memorial Events This Weekend]

McCain will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday before a motorcade will take him the the National Cathedral on Saturday, with the former Vietnam prisoner of war passing by the Vietnam Memorial on the way.

He will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, from which he graduated in 1958.

Here are images from Friday’s ceremonies at the Capitol.

UNITED STATES – AUGUST 31: The casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda Friday August 31, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
McCain’s casket lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 31: Tom Ridge, the former secretary of homeland security, pays respect to the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the senator lies in state in the Capitol rotunda on August 31, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, a former Marine, salutes the casket of Sen. John McCain as it lays in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 31: Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pay respects to the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the senator lies in state in the Capitol rotunda on August 31, 2018. Johnson was also a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi accompanies Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, like McCain a former Vietnam prisoner of war, as they pay their respects at McCain’s casket. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 31: Warren Beatty and Annette Bening pay respects to the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the senator lies in state in the Capitol rotunda on August 31, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, friends of McCain, pay their respects on Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
The casket containing the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lies in state in the Capitol rotunda on August 31, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
McCain’s casket lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

 

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 31: Cindy McCain pays respects to her late husband Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as he lies in state in the Capitol rotunda on August 31, 2018.(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
McCain’s widow Cindy McCain pays her respects to her husband as he lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 31: People pay respects to the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the senator lies in state in the Capitol rotunda on August 31, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Mourners leave the Rotunda after passing McCain’s casket. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 31: Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and his wife Hadassah, pay respects to the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the senator lies in state in the Capitol rotunda on August 31, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, who McCain considered as a vice presidential running mate in 2008, and his wife Hadassah pause over McCain’s casket. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 31: Attorney General Jeff Sessions pays respects to the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the senator lies in state in the Capitol rotunda on August 31, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who served in the Senate with McCain, was among mourners at teh Capitol on Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES – AUGUST 31: The casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is carried to the Capitol Rotunda where he will lie state Friday August 31, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
McCain’s casket is carried to the Capitol Rotunda where he will lie state on Friday before services at the National Cathedral on Saturday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Members of the different services were bearers of McCain’s casket into the Capitol. (
Members of the different services were bearers of McCain’s casket into the Capitol. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 31: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pays respect to the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the senator lies in state in the Capitol rotunda on August 31, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says goodbye to his longtime friend. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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