Mourners pay respect to Pele at 24-hour wake

Pele's coffin on display in Santos, the 82-year-old's face covered by a veil and his head surrounded by flowers. Photo: DW
Even as early as late on Monday night, fans began to queue to see Pele's coffin inside the Santos stadium. Photo: DW
The hearse carrying Pele's coffin arrives at the stadium in Santos for a 24-hour wake before Pele is buried in a private ceremony on January 3. Photo: DW
Inside the stadium, the fenced walkway is set up for fans to walk past, five meters away, and pay their respects. Photo: DW
Outside the Vila Belmiro stadium, home of Santos football club where Pele played most of his career, Pele jerseys are on sale. Photo: DW
At the club where Pele played over 600 games and scored more than 600 goals stands a statue of Pele's famous Santos jersey. The Brazilian flag flew at half-staff. Photo: DW