South China Morning Post photographers have raced to capture Hong Kong's defining moments in the years since the newspaper hit the streets. In this, the publication's centenary year, our researchers are trawling the archives to illustrate a forthcoming book celebrating 100 years of history as seen through the camera lens. Post Magazine provides a preview of some of the most spectacular images. July 25, 1973: As more than 25,000 fans gathered outside the Kowloon Funeral Parlour, friends, family and Hong Kong film-industry luminaries paid their respects to martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, who died unexpectedly five days earlier at the age of 32. In an atmosphere of grief and reverence, they gathered around Lee's coffin. The actor lay wearing the white silk Chinese attire he had donned for what would become his most famous film, Enter The Dragon, which was released posthumously. With controversy continuing to surround his death, photographers jostled to capture the last image of Hong Kong's biggest film star. The traditional Chinese ceremony had a setting identical to a scene from one of Lee's films, Fists Of Fury, which featured the funeral of his on-screen instructor. A band played Auld Lang Syne as guests arrived. Many wept openly as they bowed before an altar decorated with a picture of Lee, incense sticks and candles, and a banner carrying Chinese characters that read: 'A star sinks in the sea of art.' Seated on the ground, according to custom, were Lee's wife Linda, their son Brandon, eight, and daughter Shannon, three, each dressed in traditional white for mourning. Police had to hold back the crowd when Lee's coffin was brought out to the hall and members of the public surged forward to catch a last glimpse of the star. Lee's body was flown to Seattle the next day. After a second funeral, he was buried at Lake View Cemetery on July 30. His pallbearers included Steve McQueen, James Coburn and his brother Robert Lee.