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Hong Kong (AFP) - 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. Crowds lining the streets are shouting Lee's name as the gun carriage passes – led by police, army, navy and airforce members carrying their rifles upside down, barrels wrapped in seals. 04:44 GMT - Funeral procession begins - People are standing in the pouring rain to catch a glimpse of the procession, with some crammed onto window ledges at Singapore's City Hall in an attempt to secure a good view. "That is what Singapore is about and that is Mr Lee's legacy.
SINGAPORE (AP) — 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.