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    A man lays flowers and messages outside the Singapore General Hospital where elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Singapore on March 21, 2015. The health of independent Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew has worsened, the government said on March 21 as one of the foremost figures of 20th century Asia struggled with severe pneumonia. AFP PHOTO / Roslan Rahman (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Singaporeans are gathering in their thousands for the funeral of Lee Kuan Yew, the Southeast Asian city-state's founding prime minister and the man who charted its spectacular economic rise.

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