See moving photos from George HW Bush's state funeral, where every living president, foreign leaders, and celebrities paid their respects

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GettyImages 1068714490Andrew Harnik/GettyVisitors started filing into Washington National Cathedral more than two hours before the ceremony started Wednesday morning.

  • A memorial service was held for President George H.W. Bush at Washington National Cathedral Wednesday morning.
  • The event was attended by all living presidents and their wives, as well as politicians from both sides of the aisle and foreign dignitaries.
  • Here's a few of the most moving photos from the memorial.

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Because attendees had to get to the church early, there was plenty of time for socializing.

Because attendees had to get to the church early, there was plenty of time for socializing.

There were a good amount of across-the-aisle conversations as well, like this one between former CIA Director John Brennan, left, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, right.

There were a good amount of across-the-aisle conversations as well, like this one between former CIA Director John Brennan, left, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, right.

Just before the ceremony started, President Trump and First Lady Melania took their seats.

Just before the ceremony started, President Trump and First Lady Melania took their seats.

They were greeted by the Obamas, who were seated between the Trumps and Clintons.

They were greeted by the Obamas, who were seated between the Trumps and Clintons.

The first pew of the church was filled with all the living presidents and their wives.

The first pew of the church was filled with all the living presidents and their wives.

Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush stood outside the cathedral to salute the president's casket as it arrived.

Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush stood outside the cathedral to salute the president's casket as it arrived.
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