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LONDON (Reuters) - An ever-stretching line of mourners snaked through central London Sunday as thousands of Britons waited up to 12 hours to file past the Queen Mother's coffin, lying in state two days before her funeral.
Many queued through the night to pay respects to the 101-year-old royal matriarch, famed for rallying Londoners during Germany's bombing raids 60 years ago and remembered on Sunday by her teenage great-grandsons as an irreverent mimic.
Officials said 100,000 people had passed through London's medieval Westminster Hall, where statues of Saxon kings gaze down on the coffin of the former queen who died a week ago, 50 years after her husband King George VI.
The Queen Mother's lying in state followed a funeral procession Friday which drew the biggest crowd of monarchists and onlookers since the death in 1997 of Princess Diana, giving an unexpected boost to Britain's royal...