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ST readers send in more than 100 photos of State funeral procession

SINGAPORE - It wasn't just the media who were out on the streets photographing a historical moment on Sunday afternoon. 

Many members of the public also documented the emotional journey as Mr Lee Kuan Yew's cortege made its way from the Parliament House to the University Cultural Centre.

The Straits Times received some 100 crowd-sourced photos via a photo-submission site, which asked readers to share what they saw during the procession. 

The photos were tagged by location and can be seen viewed in ST's interactive map of the funeral procession. Most of the photos appeared to come from the Civic District and around the Parliament House, where Mr Lee had been lying in state for the past few days. 

Readers including Mr Klaus Tan and Mr Charles Chua captured scenes on the ground as Singaporeans came out in force to send Mr Lee off despite heavy showers.

Soldiers saluting, displays of Singapore flags and the faces of emotional mourners are depicted in their photos.

There were even submissions from Australia, Hong Kong and Switzerland.

Here are some of the best we received so far: 

In the rain (Photo taken in front of City Hall steps) -- PHOTO BY HEE LISA

The gun carriage carrying Mr Lee Kuan Yew's casket passing the Pinnacle at Duxton at 1.09pm. -- PHOTO BY BERNARD TAN

Elderly paying their respects. -- PHOTO BY GLIFFORD PNG

Finally caught a glimpse of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. -- PHOTO BY GLIFFORD PNG

Gun carriage outside Parliament House. -- PHOTO BY JEREMY LEE

Crowds braving the rain - umbrella, the flag and a rose in hand, all for Mr Lee Kuan Yew. -- PHOTO BY JANICE CHAN

Waiting to say goodbye to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, in the pouring rain. -- PHOTO BY LISA HEE

Heartened to see fellow Singaporeans braving the rain for Mr Lee Kuan Yew as he has braved Singapore's challenges for us. -- PHOTO BY SAMUEL TAY

A woman covers her ears and braces for the 21 gun salute. -- PHOTO BY KLAUS TAN

Soldiers form the Singapore Armed Forces salute as the Cortege passes Esplanade Drive. -- PHOTO BY KLAUS TAN