Singaporeans attended funeral for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew

Thousands of Singaporeans lined up along a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state on Sunday to witness an elaborate funeral procession for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. People began gathering shortly after dawn for the funeral cortege, which began in the early afternoon local time. As they waited, some sang a patriotic national song, handed out national flags and sheltered under umbrellas from downpours of rain.

During a week of national mourning that began Monday after Lee's death at age 91, some 450,000 people queued for hours for a glimpse of the statesman's coffin at Parliament House. A million people visited tribute sites at community centres across the city.