Biden, Obama, Bush And More Pay Respects At Colin Powell’s Funeral (Photos)

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Presidents, first ladies, cabinet members and government officials from across decades and party lines gathered at the Washington National Cathedral Friday to pay tribune to former Secretary of State Colin Powell during his funeral service.

US President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, former President Barack Obama, former First Lady … [+] Michelle Obama, former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush attend the funeral service of former Secretary of State Colin Powell at Washington National Cathedral on November 05, 2021 in Washington, DC.


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Powell died last month at age 84 of complications from a coronavirus infection, though he also had underlying conditions like multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer that can weaken the immune system.

A slew of Washington, D.C.’s most powerful figures attended the service, including President Joe Biden and former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.

Powell’s casket arrives at the Washington National Cathedral ahead of his funeral.


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The former Secretary of State’s casket was draped in the American flag and carried up the steps of … [+] the cathedral by U.S. service members.


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Military casket bearers carry the casket after the funeral.


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An overview of guests at Powell’s funeral.


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Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Obama, former First Lady Michelle Obama and former President George W. Bush … [+] attended the funeral service.


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The Obamas, former President George W. Bush, former First Lady Laura Bush, and former Secretary of … [+] State Hillary Clinton sat together for the service.


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Alma Powell sits as her husband’s casket passes her.


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Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice looks on during the ceremony.


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The Bidens visit with Obama during Powell’s funeral service.


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Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne Cheney sit before the funeral service.


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Fauci talks with the Bushes and Clinton before the beginning of the service.


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Obama talks with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin before the service.


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Clinton spoke with billionaire philanthropist and co-founder of The Carlyle Group David Rubenstein.


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The Bidens visit with Alma Powell at the cathedral.


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Bush greets his former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and former Secretary of State Condoleezza … [+] Rice.


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Obama greeted Alma Powell with a kiss after her husband’s funeral.


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Clinton and Laura Bush spoke outside of the cathedral.


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