Photos: Mourners celebrate the life of Lindy

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  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- The casket of former Congresswoman and Ambassador to the Vatican Lindy Boggs is escorted out of St. Louis Cathedral on Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Mary "Cokie" Roberts, a journalist and author and the daughter of former U.S. Congresswoman Corinne "Lindy" Boggs, dances during the upbeat portion of a Jazz Funeral with grand marshall Jennifer Jones and the Treme Brass Band inside the Cabildo next to St. Louis Cathedral where Boggs' funeral was held in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- U.S. Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis speaks during the funeral.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House and current House minority leader, speaks.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Mary "Cokie" Roberts, a journalist and author and the daughter of former U.S. Congresswoman Corinne "Lindy" Boggs, shares a laugh with Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu sings "Ave Maria".

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Governor Bobby Jindal greets former congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond, top center, speaks during the funeral.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond, left, greets Mary "Cokie" Roberts, a journalist and author and the daughter of former U.S. Congresswoman Corinne "Lindy" Boggs, and Roberts' husband, Steven V. Roberts, after the funeral.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Pallbearers including Congressman Cedric Richmond, far right, take the casket of former U.S. Congresswoman Corinne "Lindy" Boggs to a waiting her hearst.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Mary "Cokie" Roberts, a journalist and author and the daughter of former U.S. Congresswoman Corinne "Lindy" Boggs, far left, follows her coffin as it goes into St. Louis Cathedral.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- John Lewis, a famed civil rights leader and current member of the U.S. House of Representatives, touches the coffin of former U.S. Congresswoman Corinne "Lindy" Boggs during the funeral of Lindy Boggs at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Mary "Cokie" Roberts, a journalist and author and the daughter Lindy Boggs is second from left. Governor Bobby Jindal is at bottom right.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Mary "Cokie" Roberts , second from left, greets mourners while U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House and current House minority leader, touches the coffin of Lindy Boggs.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Mayor Mitch Landrieu, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Mary Lanrieu, Cheryl Landrieu and Governor Bobby Jindal kneel after communion.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Mary "Cokie" Roberts greets Leah Chase, the Queen of Creole Cuisine, before the funeral.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Cokie Roberts is greeted by Archbishop Gregory Aymond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Mayor Mitch Landrieu, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Mary Lanrieu, Cheryl Landrieu and Governor Bobby Jindal kneel after communion during the funeral mass.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Elgin and Coleen Landry pray at the casket of Lindy Boggs.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Lindy Boggs casket is blessed at the foyer of St. Louis Cathedral Thursday before the public visitation.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Leah Chase says a prayer at the casket of Lindy Boggs.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- An unidentified man prays at the casket.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Lucie Baines Johnson, the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, and Cokie Roberts share a light moment.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Cathy McElveen never met Lindy Boggs and didn't agree with her on everything politically, but on Thursday, she knelt at her casket in St. Louis Cathedral and paid her respects.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Charmaine Caccioppi prays at the casket of Lindy Boggs.

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