Thousands line Singapore's streets to pay respect to Lee Kuan Yew

March 25, 2015 4:41 AM

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Thousands of people lined Singapore's streets on Wednesday as a gun carriage took the casket of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, to Parliament House for public viewing.

Chants of "Lee Kuan Yew" rang out from the crowd as the carriage entered the colonnaded Parliament House in the heart of the city-state's business district, where his body will lie in state until Saturday. The funeral is on Sunday.

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