On Saturday in Washington, D.C. — where for more than 30 years he represented the state of Arizona and earned a reputation in Congress as a “maverick” — late U.S. Senator John McCain was honored by friends, loved ones, and even onetime political rivals. Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, both of whom McCain had challenged in their races to win the nation’s highest office, delivered eulogies during the service at Washington National Cathedral. In doing so, they underscored the respect McCain commanded throughout his life for his service and bravery, from his years as a Vietnam War POW to his last days battling brain cancer. Here, touching photos from the service, part of a five-day series of memorial events before McCain’s body is laid to rest on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery.Win McNamee/Getty Images MILITARY HONOR GUARDS CARRY THE CASKET FROM THE U.S. CAPITOL
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