Members of the White House staff file past the body of President John F. Kennedy, lying in repose in the historic East Room of the Executive Mansion on Nov. 23, 1963, in Washington, D.C.
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President John F. Kennedy lies in state in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 23, 1963.
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Jacqueline Kennedy and her children, John Jr. and Caroline, stand at the top steps of the White House as the body of President John F. Kennedy is brought to lie in state at the Capitol on Nov. 24, 1963.
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Mourners line up near the Capitol rotunda, where President John F. Kennedy lies in state. More than 250,000 paid their respects to the fallen president before his funeral service the next day.
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The Council of Churches of Greater Washington sponsors a memorial service at the Washington Cathedral on Nov. 23, 1963.
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President Lyndon B. Johnson places a wreath beside the casket in the rotunda of the Capitol on Nov. 24, 2013.
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The caisson bearing the flag-draped coffin of President John F. Kennedy leaves the White House in procession down Pennsylvania Avenue, en route to Arlington National Cemetery.
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From left, front row: Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy; former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.). They are joined by Director of the Peace Corps R. Sargent Shriver and advisor to President Kennedy Stephen E. Smith. Those following behind include President of France General Charles De Gaulle; Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie; Queen Frederica of Greece; Chancellor of Germany Ludwig Erhard; King Baudouin I of Belgium; and White House doorman Preston Bruce.
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A horse-drawn caisson carries the flag-draped casket of the late President John F. Kennedy from the Capitol plaza, en route to St. Matthew's Cathedral on Nov. 25, 1963.
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President John F. Kennedy's widow and his brothers arrive for the funeral Mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, Nov. 25, 1963. In front are Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Director of the Peace Corps R. Sargent Shriver walks behind the Attorney General and Mrs. Kennedy; President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson are in the background.
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World leaders line up outside St. Matthew's Cathedral before President Kennedy's funeral. From left, in front: Dr. Heinrich Lubke, West German president; Angier Biddle Duke, Chief of Protocol for the U.S. Department of State; President Charles de Gaulle of France; an unidentified man in uniform; Queen Frederica of Greece; West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard; Belgium's King Baudouin; Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia; and President Diosdado Macapagal of the Philippines.
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Jacqueline Kennedy enters St. Matthew's Cathedral with her children, Caroline and John, Jr., and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy behind her.
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Funeral services take place inside St. Matthew's Cathedral.
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Three-year-old John F. Kennedy, Jr. salutes his father's casket.
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Representatives of all branches of the military serve as pall bearers after the funeral services at St. Matthew's Cathedral. Jacqueline Kennedy stands behind the casket, holding the hands of her young children, Caroline, left, and John Jr. The president's brothers, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy are behind her, with other members of the Kennedy family around them.
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Jacqueline Kennedy, center, stands with her children, Caroline, left, and John, Jr. With them are late president's brothers Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), left, and Attorney General Robert Kennedy.
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A sailor weeps during the funeral procession for slain President John F. Kennedy.
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The funeral procession of President John F. Kennedy crosses the Arlington Memorial Bridge, with the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument visible in the background.
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Mouners kneel as the body of President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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President Lyndon B. Johnson, accompanied by his wife Lady Bird Johnson, leaves President Kennedy's funeral.