Body of Martin McGuinness carried home through streets of Derry for the final time
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Body of Martin McGuinness carried home through streets of Derry for the final time

THE BODY of Martin McGuinness has been carried through the streets of Derry as he makes his way home for the final time. 

Both Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O'Neill took turns to carry the coffin of the leader, who died late last night.

A congregation follows Martin McGuinness' coffin as they make their way to his home in Bogside, Derry

Well wishers carry the coffin of the late Martin McGuinness in Derry.  (Picture: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
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Both Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and Leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O'Neill carried his coffin

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and Northern Ireland leader Michelle O'Neill carry the coffin of the late Martin McGuinness  (Picture: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

The crowd paused as the Irish tricolour was draped over the coffin of Martin McGuinness

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Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and Northern leader Michelle O'Neill lay an Irish flag on the coffin of the late Martin McGuinness. (Picture: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Mr McGuinness' coffin is carried past the Dove of Peace mural in Derry

Gerry Adams and Michelle O'Neill help to carry the coffin of former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness through the Bogside neighbourhood of Derry to his family home. (Picture: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images)

The coffin is carried past the 'Free Derry' mural in Derry, Northern Ireland

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Well wishers carry the coffin of the late Martin McGuinness past the murals at Free Derry corner. (Picture: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

The coffin of Martin McGuinness passes under the murals of 'Free Derry' corner in Bogside, Derry

Well wishers carry the coffin of the late Martin McGuinness past the murals at Free Derry corner. (Picture: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

The death of Mr McGuinness was confirmed earlier this morning by long-time friend and colleague, Gerry Adams.

Mr McGuinness passed away in Derry during the night, aged 66, after a short illness.

Tributes poured in for the late leader from figures across Britain, Ireland, and Northern Ireland, which you can read here. 

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