Thousands of Elvis Presley fans have gathered outside the walls of Graceland on the 35th anniversary of the rock 'n' roll icon's death.
Fans are to pay their respects to Presley at a candlelight vigil at his former home in Memphis, Tennessee.
Presley died on August 16, 1977, aged 42 of a heart attack after suffering from prescription drug abuse.
Fans lined up for a chance to enter Graceland's Meditation Garden on Wednesday evening and visit Presley's gravesite there.
The vigil is the highlight of Elvis Week, the annual celebration of Presley's life and career.
Organisers have said they expected 75,000 people to attend Elvis Week, with many taking part in the vigil that will last until the early hours of Thursday.
Elvis's Bible set to fetch $38,000
Meanwhile, a Bible belonging to Elvis Presley which contains handwritten notes by the star is to go on sale to mark the 35th anniversary of his death.
The book was given to him as a present by his Uncle Vester and Aunt Clettes for his first Christmas at his Graceland home in 1957.
Its 1600 pages contain numerous annotations by Presley.
In one passage, he wrote: "To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave."
The Bible, embossed in gold on a leather cover, is among more than 100 lots of rare Elvis memorabilia to go on sale at Stockport-based Omega Auctions on Saturday September 8.
The collection is being sold on behalf of a British Elvis collector and the Bible is expected to fetch in excess of 20,000 pounds ($NZ38,862).
Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: "With much of the memorabilia in the collection having never previously been seen in the market, we are expecting significant interest from Elvis fans and collectors worldwide."