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Thousands Pay Respects To Justice Antonin Scalia At Funeral

Vice President Joe Biden and current and former Supreme Court justices were among the attendees.

Thousands of mourners gathered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington on Saturday for the funeral of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

An estimated 4,000 people attended the funeral, which came after a week of mourning for Scalia, who died last Saturday at 79. He was remembered as an intellectual giant on the Supreme Court, known for his clear legal writing.

Scalia's seat on the Supreme Court bench was draped in black earlier this week, and the justice lay in repose at the court Friday, as the public lined up to pay their respects.

Vice President Joe Biden and current and former Supreme Court justices were among those who attended Saturday's service.

See photos from the ceremony below:

  • With family members following behind, pallbearers carry the casket of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia up the steps
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    With family members following behind, pallbearers carry the casket of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia up the steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Feb. 20, 2016, in Washington, DC. Scalia, who died Feb. 13 while on a hunting trip in Texas, had lay in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court on Friday.
  • Scalia's Casket Is Carried
     Ushers guide the casket during the funeral Mass for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia at the Basilica of the National Sh
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     Ushers guide the casket during the funeral Mass for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Scalia Family
    Family members of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia arrive for his funeral at the Basilica of the National Shrine
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    Family members of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia arrive for his funeral at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Chief Justice John Roberts
    John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States (R), his wife, Jane, and daughter, Josie, arrive for the funeral of Associat
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    John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States (R), his wife, Jane, and daughter, Josie, arrive for the funeral of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia at the the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Feb. 20.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), center, and former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, upper left, ta
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    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), center, and former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, upper left, take their seats for funeral Mass for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at the funeral Mass for Associate Jus
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    Former Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at the funeral Mass for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
  • Clarence Thomas
    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Virginia, arrive for the funeral for fellow Associate Just
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    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Virginia, arrive for the funeral for fellow Associate Justice Antonin Scalia at the the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Former Associate Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
     Former U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens arrives for the funeral for fellow Associate Justice Anto
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     Former U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens arrives for the funeral for fellow Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
  • Sonia Sotomayor
    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor (R) arrives for the funeral for fellow Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
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    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor (R) arrives for the funeral for fellow Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
  • Associate Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy arrives for the funeral of fellow Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
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    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy arrives for the funeral of fellow Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (C) arrives for the funeral of fellow Associate Justice Antonin Scal
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    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (C) arrives for the funeral of fellow Associate Justice Antonin Scalia at the the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Elena Kagan
     Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan arrives for the funeral of fellow Associate Justice Antonin Scalia at the t
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     Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan arrives for the funeral of fellow Associate Justice Antonin Scalia at the the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Samuel Alito
     U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito (C) arrives for the funeral of fellow Associate Justice Antonin Scali
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     U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito (C) arrives for the funeral of fellow Associate Justice Antonin Scalia at the the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Former Attorney General Michael Muasey
     Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey (C) arrives for the funeral for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anton
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     Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey (C) arrives for the funeral for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia at the the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Former Solicitor General Ted Olson
    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 20: Former United States Solicitor General Ted Olson (L) and his wife Lady Booth arrive for the fun
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    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 20: Former United States Solicitor General Ted Olson (L) and his wife Lady Booth arrive for the funeral for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., has his ID checked upon arriving to the funeral mass for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin S
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    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., has his ID checked upon arriving to the funeral mass for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
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