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# Lying in state

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# Catholic Church
Pilgrims keep streaming to Vatican to honour Pope Benedict
The former pontiff’s body is lying in state after his death on Saturday.
# Lying in state
Tens of thousands pay tribute to ex-pope Benedict at Vatican
Today is the first day of three days of lying-in-state at St Peter’s Basilica.
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# The Queue
Queen's lying in state ends as some mourners vent frustration after being turned away from queue
There were peak wait times of 14 hours yesterday.
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# Embalmed
Embalmed body of Kim Jong Il to go on permanent display
The body will be preserved by North Korean embalmers, rather than the Russian experts used previously, according to reports.