12/12/2013 08:00 GMT | Updated 12/12/2013 08:03 GMT

Is This The World's Longest Bus Queue As Mourners Gather To See Nelson Mandela Lying In State?

Thousands of mourners queued for hours just to catch a bus to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to see Nelson Mandela lying in state.

The former South African president passed away on December 5 and his body will lie in state for three days, before being buried on Sunday in a private funeral.

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