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John McCain memorial: Washington pays homage

Members of the US Congress have gathered to commemorate the late Republican Senator John McCain, who died last week at the age of 81.
John McCain memorial: Washington pays homage

A military honour guard carried the flag-draped coffin up the stairs of the US Capitol, just before 11:00 (15:00 GMT) on Friday.
John McCain memorial: Washington pays homage

John McCain's widow, Cindy, and his sons Jack (C) and James (R) watched the coffin being carried in
John McCain memorial: Washington pays homage

John McCain is the 31st person to lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda in 166 years
John McCain memorial: Washington pays homage

Cindy McCain leant over the coffin
John McCain memorial: Washington pays homage

Mr McCain's mother Roberta, 106, and granddaughter Meghan also attended, along with his seven children and hundreds of members of Congress
John McCain memorial: Washington pays homage

Vice-President Mike Pence said Mr McCain would be missed: "As President [Donald] Trump said yesterday [Thursday], we respect his service to the country."
John McCain memorial: Washington pays homage

John McCain's funeral will take place at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday.
Pictures from Reuters, EPA, and Getty Images
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