Mayor Ed Lee Remembered at San Francisco City Hall

The San Francisco City Hall community mourned the death of Mayor Ed Lee during a brief news conference on Tuesday.

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A photo of Mayor Ed Lee is shown with flowers on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his commitment to economic equality, died suddenly early Tuesday at age 65.
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A flag is raised in honor of late Mayor Ed Lee outside San Francisco City Hall early Friday morning. (Dec. 14, 2017)
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An aerial view of the flag across from San Francisco City Hall where late Mayor Ed Lee lies in repose inside the rotunda. (Dec. 14, 2017)
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An aerial view of the flag across from San Francisco City Hall where late Mayor Ed Lee lies in repose inside the rotunda. (Dec. 14, 2017)
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People stand in line outside San Francisco City Hall in hopes of paying their respects to the late Mayor Ed Lee, who passed away Tuesday. (Dec. 14, 2017)
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People stand in line outside San Francisco City Hall in hopes of paying their respects to the late Mayor Ed Lee, who passed away Tuesday. (Dec. 14, 2017)
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Officers salute and pay their respects to late Mayor Ed Lee at San Francisco City Hall, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday. (Dec. 14, 2017)
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A man kneels and prays at San Francisco City Hall while paying respect to late Mayor Ed Lee, who died on Tuesday. (Dec. 14, 2017)
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Minority leader Nancy Pelosi pays her respects to late Mayor Ed Lee's family at San Francisco City Hall. (Dec. 14, 2017)
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Minority leader Nancy Pelosi pays her respects to late Mayor Ed Lee's family at San Francisco City Hall. (Dec. 14, 20
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People stand in line outside San Francisco City Hall in hopes of paying their respects to the late Mayor Ed Lee, who passed away Tuesday. (Dec. 14, 2017)
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An officer observes late Mayor Ed Lee's casket at San Franciso City Hall. (Dec 14, 2017)
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A mourner prays and kneels over late Mayor Ed Lee's casket at San Francisco City Hall. (Dec. 14, 2017)
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People who came to pay their respect to Mayor Ed Lee at San Francisco City Hall leave messages on memorial postings to honor his legacy. (Dec. 14, 2017)
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People who came to pay their respect to Mayor Ed Lee at San Francisco City Hall leave messages on memorial postings to honor his legacy. (Dec.14, 2017)
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A woman cries near late Mayor Ed Lee's casket at San Francisco City Hall. (Dec.14, 2017)
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Man mourners at San Francisco City Hall bowed three times in front of late Mayor Ed Lee's casket — once to acknowledge heaven and earth, another to acknowledge the person who passed away and the last to pay respect to his family. (Dec. 14, 2017)
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Mourners pay their respects to late Mayor Ed Lee at San Francisco City Hall. (Dec.14, 2017)
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An officer pays his respects to late Mayor Ed Lee at San Francisco City Hall. (Dec.14, 2017)
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Mourners stand in line to pay their respects to late Mayor Ed Lee at San Francisco City Hall, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday. (Dec. 14, 2017)
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Mourners pay their respects to late Mayor Ed Lee at San Francisco City Hall. (Dec.14, 2017)
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Mourners pay their respects to late Mayor Ed Lee at San Francisco City Hall. (Dec.14, 2017)
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