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Thousands expected for Eunice Kennedy Shriver wake

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BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- The hearse carrying the body of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, followed closely by her family, has arrived at the Cape Cod church where a public wake is being held.

The hearse arrived just after noon Thursday. Thousands of people, from dignitaries to Special Olympians to ordinary citizens, are expected to attend the six-hour public wake.

The wake is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in the Centerville section of Barnstable. The white and gray clapboard church is where Shriver regularly attended services.

The Kennedy and Shriver families are to attend a private service before the wake.

A number of Special Olympics athletes are expected at the wake.

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