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Public viewing held for John Lewis in Atlanta

The public was able to able to pay their respects at the Capitol building with a viewing spanning most of the afternoon on Wednesday.

ATLANTA — A hero of the Civil Rights Movement and an admired Atlanta congressman for decades, the late Rep. John Lewis will lie in state Wednesday in the Georgia State Capitol as a tribute to his life's remarkable work.

The public was able to able to pay their respects at the Capitol building with a viewing spanning most of the afternoon on Wednesday.

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  •  2 p.m.-3 p.m.: This time is blocked out for a private ceremony.
  • 3 p.m.-7 pm.: The public viewing will be open.
  • 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: This chunk of time is also blocked off for small ceremonies.
  • 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m.: A shorter period of viewing time will again be available at the end of the evening.

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The ceremonies on Wednesday follow four days of tributes, in both Alabama and Washington, D.C., to Lewis, who died on July 17.

A private funeral will be held for the Civil Rights icon on Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

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