SLIDESHOW: A silent tribute to Sen. Harry Reid as he lies in state at Capitol

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Members of Congress surround the casket of former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., as he lies in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The late Sen. Harry Reid has been remembered at the U.S. Capitol as a “legendary leader.” And President Joe Biden has paid silent tribute as Reid lay in state at the Capitol Rotunda.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Reid spoke softly but carried the “force of thunder.” Reid served five terms in the Senate and rose to be majority leader. Reid died last month at 82. He had pancreatic cancer.

Reid rose from poverty in a dusty Nevada mining town to deliver landmark legislation from the most powerful position in the Senate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Reid “made the world a better place.”

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