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Thousands Pay Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson

About 2,000 mourners gather at a church in the Texas Hill Country to remember Lady Bird Johnson. The former first lady died Wednesday of natural causes in Austin at the age of 94.

Earlier, a family spokeswoman says nearly 10,000 visitors streamed past the casket as it lay in repose at the LBJ Library and Museum in Austin, Texas.

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