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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 December 2018

Mourners hold vigils for George HW Bush - in pictures

Residents gather in Texas to remember the former US president

Flags flew at half-staff in Washington as Americans prepared for a week of solemn tributes to George HW Bush, in his home state of Texas and in the US Capitol, a day after the former president died aged 94.

Tributes poured in from world leaders in memory of the 41st US president, who guided America through the end of the Cold War and launched the international campaign to drive Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein's forces from Kuwait.

Bush's passing came just months after the death in April of his wife and revered first lady Barbara Bush - his "most beloved woman in the world" - to whom he was married for 73 years.

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