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In Pictures: The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Royal Navy sailors take the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in a Royal Standard and on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy to Westminster Abbey for the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
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Royal Navy sailors take the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in a Royal Standard and on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy to Westminster Abbey for the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch, who died aged 96 after 70 years on the throne, was honored with a state funeral on Monday morning at Westminster Abbey.

Leaders from around the world attended the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

We take a look at the funeral in these pictures. (Read live updates from the service here.)

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top is carried by the Bearer Party into Westminster Abbey.
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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top is carried by the Bearer Party into Westminster Abbey.
Leaders from around the world will attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Leaders from around the world will attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
Britain's King Charles III, Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex arrive at Westminster Abbey in London.
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Britain's King Charles III, Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex arrive at Westminster Abbey in London.
Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales (C) and Britain's Princess Charlotte of Wales arrive at Westminster Abbey.
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Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales (C) and Britain's Princess Charlotte of Wales arrive at Westminster Abbey.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in a Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre is taken into Westminster Abbey.
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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in a Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre is taken into Westminster Abbey.
Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales (L) and Britain's Prince Harry (C), Duke of Sussex arrive at Westminster Abbey.
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Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales (L) and Britain's Prince Harry (C), Duke of Sussex arrive at Westminster Abbey.
Camilla, the Queen Consort, sits in a car before attending the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
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Camilla, the Queen Consort, sits in a car before attending the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
The country's longest-serving monarch aged 96 after 70 years on the throne.
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The country's longest-serving monarch aged 96 after 70 years on the throne.
Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales (L), Britain's Prince George of Wales (C) and Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales attend the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
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Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales (L), Britain's Prince George of Wales (C) and Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales attend the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
(From L) Britain's Prince George of Wales, Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales, Britain's Princess Charlotte of Wales and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday.
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(From L) Britain's Prince George of Wales, Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales, Britain's Princess Charlotte of Wales and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday.
Britain's Camilla, Queen Consort (R), Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales (2nd L), Britain's Prince George of Wales (L) and Britain's Princess Charlotte of Wales (2nd R) travel down The Mall in London.
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Britain's Camilla, Queen Consort (R), Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales (2nd L), Britain's Prince George of Wales (L) and Britain's Princess Charlotte of Wales (2nd R) travel down The Mall in London.
The Bearer Party of The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in a Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre from the Abbey at the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Monday.
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The Bearer Party of The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in a Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre from the Abbey at the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Monday.
The Queen's funeral cortege borne on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy travels along The Mall on Monday.
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The Queen's funeral cortege borne on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy travels along The Mall on Monday.
Employees from Buckingham Palace line the procession route during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, in London on Monday.
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Employees from Buckingham Palace line the procession route during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, in London on Monday.
Farzana Khan, center, was among mourners gathering to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II outside of the Palace of Westminster and the houses of parliament on Monday. Even after lining up for 13 hours to see the queen, and seeing her coffin at multiple mourning events, Khan says it wasn't until she picked out her handbag last night that she teared up, thinking about the end of "feminine reign."
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Farzana Khan, center, was among mourners gathering to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II outside of the Palace of Westminster and the houses of parliament on Monday. Even after lining up for 13 hours to see the queen, and seeing her coffin at multiple mourning events, Khan says it wasn't until she picked out her handbag last night that she teared up, thinking about the end of "feminine reign."
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive at Westminster Abbey in London.
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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive at Westminster Abbey in London.
Spain's former King Juan Carlos I (C, 2ndR) and his wife Sofia arrive with Netherlands' Princess Beatrix (2ndL) at Westminster Abbey in London.
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Spain's former King Juan Carlos I (C, 2ndR) and his wife Sofia arrive with Netherlands' Princess Beatrix (2ndL) at Westminster Abbey in London.
A Pearly King and Queen line the Procession Route in London.
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A Pearly King and Queen line the Procession Route in London.
Well-wishers gather in Hyde Park where the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will be shown on a large screen in London.
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Well-wishers gather in Hyde Park where the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will be shown on a large screen in London.
A well-wisher waits in Hyde Park where the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will be shown on a large screen in London.
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A well-wisher waits in Hyde Park where the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will be shown on a large screen in London.
Mourners pay their respects during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.
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Mourners pay their respects during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.
Crowds of people gather to watch the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on a screen in the grounds of Belfast city hall on Monday.
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Crowds of people gather to watch the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on a screen in the grounds of Belfast city hall on Monday.
Professor Chris Imafidon wears a mask bearing the image of Queen Elizabeth II as mourners gather outside the Palace of Westminster and the houses of parliament on Monday. Imafidon believed that the queen cared about equality, and he also acknowledged what he called the "nasty, ugly" parts of the institution she represented. "I'm not looking at the monarch, I'm looking at the mother," he said.
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Professor Chris Imafidon wears a mask bearing the image of Queen Elizabeth II as mourners gather outside the Palace of Westminster and the houses of parliament on Monday. Imafidon believed that the queen cared about equality, and he also acknowledged what he called the "nasty, ugly" parts of the institution she represented. "I'm not looking at the monarch, I'm looking at the mother," he said.
Mourners photograph the funeral procession as they gather to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II outside the Palace of Westminster and the houses of parliament in London on Monday. The final leg of today's journey for Queen Elizabeth II, who served as the constitutional monarch of the United Kingdom for 70 years, follows a state funeral at Westminster Abbey and a procession through the city.
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Mourners photograph the funeral procession as they gather to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II outside the Palace of Westminster and the houses of parliament in London on Monday. The final leg of today's journey for Queen Elizabeth II, who served as the constitutional monarch of the United Kingdom for 70 years, follows a state funeral at Westminster Abbey and a procession through the city.
Mourners photograph the funeral procession as they gather to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II outside the Palace of Westminster and the houses of parliament in London on Monday.
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Mourners photograph the funeral procession as they gather to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II outside the Palace of Westminster and the houses of parliament in London on Monday.
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May with her husband Philip May and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson with his wife Carrie Johnson and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Gordon Brown with his wife Sarah Jane Brown depart Westminster Abbey after the funeral service of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.
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Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May with her husband Philip May and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson with his wife Carrie Johnson and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Gordon Brown with his wife Sarah Jane Brown depart Westminster Abbey after the funeral service of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss arrives to take her seat at Westminster Abbey.
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British Prime Minister Liz Truss arrives to take her seat at Westminster Abbey.
King Charles III drives past Wellington Arch during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.
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King Charles III drives past Wellington Arch during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.
Mourners observe two minutes of silence as they gather to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II outside the Palace of Westminster and the houses of Parliament in London on Monday.
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Mourners observe two minutes of silence as they gather to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II outside the Palace of Westminster and the houses of Parliament in London on Monday.
The Procession following the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, in the State Hearse, arrives at The Long Walk in Windsor on Monday to make its final journey to Windsor Castle after the State Funeral Service.
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The Procession following the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, in the State Hearse, arrives at The Long Walk in Windsor on Monday to make its final journey to Windsor Castle after the State Funeral Service.
The procession following the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, aboard the State Hearse, travels up The Long Walk in Windsor on Monday, making its final journey to Windsor Castle after the State Funeral Service.
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The procession following the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, aboard the State Hearse, travels up The Long Walk in Windsor on Monday, making its final journey to Windsor Castle after the State Funeral Service.
Members of the Royal Household walk two of the royal corgis at Windsor Castle ahead of the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.
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Members of the Royal Household walk two of the royal corgis at Windsor Castle ahead of the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.
The Royal State Hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Windsor Castle for the Committal Service on Monday. The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed.
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The Royal State Hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Windsor Castle for the Committal Service on Monday. The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, lies inside Westminster Abbey.
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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, lies inside Westminster Abbey.