The casket of Ariel Sharon was brought to Jerusalem, Israel and placed outside the Knesset Building for public viewing.
All afternoon an honor guard stood on watch next to the blue and white draped casket,
while security watched the crowd.
Besides the usual Israeli memorial flowers which surrounded the casket,
there was a colorful wreath from the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.
But mostly people of ages and types came and walked by quietly.
Most stopped and took photos.
Some stopped to light memorial candles, which were placed to read “Arik Sharon” in Hebrew.
As it got dark, people kept passing slowly by.
Some were truly emotional, as they said farewell to Ariel Sharon.