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In Pictures: Mourners queue to see Aretha Franklin lying in state

The Queen of Soul's body is on display at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

Two days of public viewings for Aretha Franklin are under way in Detroit.

Well-wishers are arriving at the culturally significant Charles H Wright Museum of African American History, where the Queen of Soul’s body is lying in state.

Aretha Franklin’s coffin
Wellwishers see Aretha Franklin’s coffin (Paul Sancya/AP)
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Memorial items at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit (Paul Sancya/AP)
Police help with a barricade at the museum
Police help with a barricade at the museum (Carlos Osorio/AP)
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Felicia Phillips, Alice Howard, Rochelle Hampton and Imogene King-Dugan sing as they wait in line (Carlos Osorio/AP)
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The museum is where civil rights heroine Rosa Parks lay in repose after her death in 2005 (Paul Sancya/AP)
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It was the largest black museum in the US until the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington DC in 2016 (Paul Sancya/AP)
Queuing at the museum
Mourners brought along their own memorabilia (Paul Sancya/AP)

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