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The casket of U.S. Senator John McCain is carried up the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C, U.S., August 31, 2018. John McDonnell/Pool via REUTERS

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The motorcade carrying the late Senator John McCain's casket arrived at the U.S. Capitol on Friday morning, with a solemn memorial ceremony for the Arizona lawmaker set to begin soon.

Friday's events in the Capitol will feature remarks by fellow Republicans Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, honouring McCain's 35-year career in Congress.

The public will file through the Capitol's Rotunda past his coffin for six hours to pay their respects.

(Reporting by Kevin Drawbaugh; Editing by Tim Ahmann)

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