The coffin is carried down one of the main streets in Derry City between two famous murals painted on the sides of houses during the troubles. Gerry Adams, leader of the Sinn Fein party, walks alongside.
A man cries and holds his hand over his face as the hearse carrying flowers approaches the church, followed by the coffin which was carried by Martin's family and colleagues.
The coffin is carried down Martin's home street by his family and fellow members of the Sinn Fein party.
The Irish Flag flies over an 'End British Internment' statement near the Bogside in Derry, a predominantly Catholic and Republican Area. This is the area where Martin McGuinness grew up. British Internment refers to the mass arrests of Irish people suspected to be involved in the Irish Republican Army (IRA). 
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein Northern Ireland leader Michelle O’Neill watch over the huge crowds. An emotional Mary Lou McDonald, deputy party leader, cries as she looks away from the coffin. 
Mary Lou McDonald, deputy leader of Sinn Fein, walks behind the coffin of her former colleague in tears. 
Huge crowds stand in silence outside the church where Martin McGuinnes' funeral is being held. The mass is said in Irish and English. The coffin will be carried back through the crowd after the mass to the graveyard. 
Men join hands as they walk alongside the coffin to hold back the surging crowds, who were beginning to disrupt the funeral procession due to the large amount of congestion on the streets.
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