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Nation begins farewell to Ronald Reagan with service at library

Tens of thousands of people are expected to file past Ronald Reagan's coffin at his presidential library in Simi Valley, California. The library is prepared to have two-thousand people an hour move past the casket for 30 hours. Twenty-seven buses shuttled mourners about five miles from a college, which was shut down to provide parking. Among the first to pass by today: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and first lady Maria Shriver.

There was a tender moment when former first lady Nancy Reagan placed her cheek on the flag-draped casket. Her daughter, Patti Davis, hugged her tightly.

Other family members joined them, placing hands on the casket.

Mourners moved rapidly past the casket, which is flanked by an honor guard representing all branches of the military.

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