People around casket covered in U.S. flag in room with statues (© Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images)
Mourners surround the casket of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in state at the U.S. Capitol on September 25. (© Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images)

Americans are mourning U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died September 18.

Ginsburg lay in repose at the Supreme Court on September 23 and 24, following a private ceremony with her family and members of the Supreme Court.

People viewing casket lying between building's two columns (© Jose Luis Magana/AP Images)
A couple pays their respects as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at the  U.S. Supreme Court building on September 24. Ginsburg, 87, died of cancer September 18. (© Jose Luis Magana/AP Images)

Attendees praised Ginsburg as a role model to women of all ages. Chief Justice John Roberts said her life “was one of the many versions of the American dream.”

Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. During her 27-year tenure she was a champion of racial and gender equality.

On September 25, Ginsburg lay in state in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol, the first woman to be afforded the honor reserved to American officials, judges, and military leaders.