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In photos: Civil rights icon John Lewis honored with ceremonies across Alabama

The life of the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) is being celebrated across his home state of Georgia in a series of ceremonies this week.

The big picture: Per CNN, six days of memorials for the giant of the civil rights movement, who died on July 17 at age 80, began Saturday morning with a service celebrating "The Boy from Troy" at Trojan Arena, Troy University.


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A girl reads a program during the service. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
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People listen to speakers at the service, which observed physical distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
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The family of Lewis watch pallbearers prepare to bring his casket into Brown Chapel A.ME. Church for a private service in Selma, Alabama. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
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Military pallbearers take the casket of Lewis out of a hearse as they prepare to carry him into Brown Chapel A.ME. Church for a private service in Selma, Alabama. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

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