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Hundreds line the streets to say goodbye to Senator Byrd

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Hundreds of mourners lined streets
leading to West Virginia's state Capitol to say goodbye to Robert
C. Byrd, the nation's longest-serving U.S. senator.
Byrd's casket was flown from Maryland's Andrews Air Force Base
to Charleston's airport Thursday evening. From there it was brought
by hearse to the federal courthouse that bears his name.
A horse-drawn hearse then carried the casket along a 2.2-mile
route to the Capitol for a 12-hour public viewing.
A memorial service is set for the Capitol on Friday. President
Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and other dignitaries
are expected to attend.
Byrd served 51 years as a U.S. senator until his death Monday at
age 92.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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