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Hundreds of well-wishers have honoured murdered soldier Drummer Lee Rigby at a vigil on the eve of his funeral.
His comrades, forces veterans and members of the public lined the route to Bury Parish Church, where soldiers will keep a guard of honour over the body of Fusilier Rigby overnight before his funeral tomorrow.
The event took place in Bury, located a couple of miles from his hometown of Middleton, Greater Manchester, which came to a standstill as pubs and shops around the church closed as a mark of respect.
The crowds clapped and threw flowers as the cortege carrying the coffin of murdered soldier Drummer Lee Rigby made its way to a vigil in Bury:
The cortege carrying the coffin of murdered soldier Drummer Lee Rigby has made its way to Bury Parish Church, where a vigil is taking place.
The crowds clapped as the cortege carrying the coffin of murdered soldier Drummer Lee Rigby began making its way to Bury Parish Church, where a vigil is being held ahead of his funeral tomorrow.
Crowds begin to gather outside Bury Parish Church ahead of the arrival of Fusilier Lee Rigby's coffin.
Drummers from the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will today drum the cortege of murdered soldier Lee Rigby, past soldiers of the Regiment lining the route to Bury Parish Church for the vigil to begin this afternoon.
Fusilier Rigby will be borne into church and a short ceremony will take place attended by his family.
The honour guard will remain with Fusilier Rigby's body overnight inside the church.
The public and media have been asked to pay their respects outside the church, and the private military service will be broadcast on loudspeakers.
Tomorrow's funeral of Fusilier Lee Rigby is expected to be attended by hundreds of mourners following a groundswell of support for his family from the public.
His family have been inundated with cards, letters and flowers from all over the country and abroad and from all faiths in condolence.
A vigil will be held later today for murdered soldier Lee Rigby, ahead of his funeral tomorrow.
Loved ones and family will gather around the coffin of the Fusilier with comrade at arms keeping a guard of honour overnight at Bury Parish Church in Greater Manchester.