Hong Kong (AFP) - 05:01 GMT - Crowd in tears - With the front spots taken up, people are squeezing under bridges and among trees and bushes to get as close as possible to the gun carriage to catch a final glimpse of Lee. The former leader's family, including current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, are following the procession in vehicles after briefly walking in the rain. AFP reporter Bhavan Jaipragas says there were surreal scenes at City Hall as strangers huddled together under umbrellas waiting for the cortège to pass, with shouts of "Mr Lee" and "LKY, and people sobbing and dabbing their eyes. 04:57 GMT - Gun salute - Army howitzers fired off a 21-gun salute and F16 fighters shrieked overhead as the cortège made its way through Singapore's civic square, where Lee Kuan Yew was first sworn in as prime minister in 1959.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew.
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