Image of Asia: Singapore's Lee meets mourners for his father

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Posted: Mar 24, 2015 8:36 AM
Image of Asia: Singapore's Lee meets mourners for his father

In this photo by Wong Maye-E, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks to a preschool student who told him that Lee's father, the late Lee Kuan Yew, has gone to heaven, during a private family wake at the Istana, or Presidential Palace. The prime minister also visited a memorial at Parliament House on Tuesday in honor of his father and the nation's founder, who died Monday at age 91 after being hospitalized several weeks with pneumonia. The government has declared seven days of national mourning, and flags are flying at half-staff on state buildings. Outside the prime minister's office, mourners laid cards and flowers and lined up to sign condolence books.