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AP PHOTOS: Nation honors John Lewis with final farewell

AP PHOTOS: Nation honors John Lewis with final farewell

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From the heart of the once-segregated South to Washington, D.C., the nation's final goodbye to Rep. John Lewis reflected the dignity of the sharecropper's son who became a symbol of moral courage during a lifetime spent getting into “good trouble.”

In Selma, Alabama, the river town where Lewis was beaten by state troopers on “Bloody Sunday” while marching for voting rights in 1965, a pair of dark horses pulled a caisson that carried his flag-draped casket across the Edmund Pettus Bridge one last time. Their polished hooves clip-clopped over a carpet of red rose petals spread atop the hot asphalt.

“Good trouble!” some shouted from the roadside, echoing the phrase Lewis used to describe his confrontations with white segregationists during the civil rights era.

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