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Memorial services honor former first lady Rosalynn Carter

Hundreds turned out to salute Rosalynn Carter on Monday with the former U.S. first lady and global humanitarian's final journey from her rural hometown to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta as her family began three days of memorials following her death at age 96.
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Former first lady Rosalynn Carter lies in repose at The Carter Library.
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Former first lady Rosaylnn Carter smiles during an interview at the Carter Center in Atlanta, June 13, 2006. Carter will make her final journey to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center, Monday, Nov. 27, as her family begins three days of memorials for the former first lady and global humanitarian who died Nov. 19 at the age of 96.
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Paige Alexander, chief executive officer of The Carter Center, speaks to reporters at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Monday, Nov. 27, in Atlanta.
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Former and current U.S. Secret Service agents carry casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Former and current U.S. Secret Service agents carry casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Staff members at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center arrive to watch the departure of the casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Carter family members gather before the departure ceremony with the casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Former and current U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to the Carter detail, walk next to the hearse carrying the casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Former and current U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to the Carter detail, walk next to the hearse carrying the casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Former and current U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to the Carter detail, walk next to the hearse carrying the casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Former and current U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to the Carter detail, walk next to the hearse carrying the casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Former and current U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to the Carter detail, walk next to the hearse carrying the casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Former and current U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to the Carter detail, walk next to the hearse carrying the casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Former and current U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to the Carter detail, carry casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Former and current U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to the Carter detail, carry casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Former and current U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to the Carter detail, carry casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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The hearse carrying casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter pauses as family members participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Rosalynn Carter Health & Human Services complex on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University, Monday, Nov. 27, in Americus, Ga. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Bouquets of flowers and a sign in tribute to Rosalynn Carter are seen at The Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, on Monday, Nov. 27. The former U.S. first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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The casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter is covered in flowers in the hearse as family members participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Rosalynn Carter Health & Human Services complex on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University, Monday, Nov. 27, in Americus, Ga. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Students watch as family members participate in a wreath laying ceremony to honor former first lady Rosalynn Carter at the Rosalynn Carter Health & Human Services complex on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University, Monday, Nov. 27, in Americus, Ga. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Students watch as family members participate in a wreath laying ceremony to honor former first lady Rosalynn Carter at the Rosalynn Carter Health & Human Services complex on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University, Monday, Nov. 27, in Americus, Ga. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Amy Carter walks past a wreath honoring her mother, former first lady Rosalynn Carter during wreath laying ceremony at the Rosalynn Carter Health & Human Services complex on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University, Monday, Nov. 27, in Americus, Ga. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Jeff Carter walks past a statue of his mother, former first lady Rosalynn Carter during wreath laying ceremony at the Rosalynn Carter Health & Human Services complex on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University, Monday, Nov. 27, in Americus, Ga. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Paige Alexander, CEO of The Carter Center, watches before repose service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter takes place in the lobby of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Monday, Nov. 27.
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Former and current U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to the Carter detail, carry casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Former and current U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to the Carter detail, stand with their hands over their hearts as the casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter departs Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., Monday, Nov. 27. The former first lady died on Nov. 19. She was 96.
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Georgia State Patrol officers arrive ahead of a repose service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter in the lobby of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Monday, Nov. 27.
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A guest holds a program before a repose service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter takes place in the lobby of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Monday, Nov. 27.
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Members of the choir arrive before a repose service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter takes place in the lobby of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Monday, Nov. 27.
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A person waits before a repose service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter takes place in the lobby of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Monday, Nov. 27.
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A military team carries the casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter upon arrival at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Monday, Nov. 27, in Atlanta.
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Pastor Tony Lowden speaks as a Georgia State Patrol honor guard stands at the casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter during a repose service at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Monday, Nov. 27.
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Paige Alexander, CEO of The Carter Center, lays a wreath during a repose service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Monday, Nov. 27.
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The Agnes Scott College Collegiate Chorale sings during a repose service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Monday, Nov. 27.
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Pastor Tony Bowden speaks during a repose service in the lobby of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Monday, Nov. 27.
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Members of the Georgia State Patrol honor guard stand at the casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter as Paige Alexander, CEO of The Carter Center, speaks during a repose service in the lobby of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Monday, Nov. 27.
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John Hartman, former CEO of The Carter Center, speaks during a repose service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Monday, Nov. 27.

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