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Michael Jackson's memorial service in LA

  • Rudy Ocegueda places letters on a marquee in tribute to Michael Jackson at a Holiday Inn hote onl Tuesday, July 7, 2009, near the Staples Center where Michael Jackson's memorial is being held in Los Angeles. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Michael Jackson memorabilia is displayed for sale in Harlem, New York, Tuesday, July 7, 2009. Salesmen flocked to the streets of Harlem to sell paraphernalia to the crowds that came to watch his memorial on a large outdoor screen near the Apollo Theatre. Pic: PA Photos

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  • A fan holds his ticket to the Michael Jackson public memorial service on Tuesday July 7, 2009, in Los Angeles. 17,500 were issued, and over a million people applied to be there. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Video images of a young Michael Jackson loom over the crowd outside of the Staples Center before the scheduled memorial service in Los Angeles. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Floral tributes around the Staples Center build up prior to the Michael Jackson Memorial. A whole host of celebrities paid their respects to the late singer, including Stevie Wonder, Magic Johnson and even the legend's 11-year-old daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. Pic: PA Photos

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  • A Jackson fan dances outside the Staples Center prior to the Michael Jackson Memorial in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 7, 2009. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Candles arranged by Michael Jackson fans in the shape of a heart and bearing a note reading, "We your fans, we will never forget. You were and you will stay the King of Pop" at Alexander Platz square in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, July 7, 2009. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Elephants from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus are marched through downtown to the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the memorial service for Jackson was held. The pre-dawn pachyderm march is a decades-old tradition for the circus, which opens on Wednesday (July 8). Pic: PA Photos

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  • Elephants march on the Staples Center in Los Angeles in solemn tribute to the King Of Pop. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Lighting technicians and stage hands set up before the start of the ceremony, which was thought to be watched by billions worldwide. Pic: PA Photos

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  • A memorial to Michael Jackson at Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit, where the pop megastar's recording career began 40 years ago. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Annetta Williams, center, of the East Village section of New York, dances with other fans of Michael Jackson during his memorial outside the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Pic: PA Photos

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  • The Jackson Brothers accompany the casket into the memorial service for Michael Jackson. They gathered round the microphone to pay tribute at the end of the service. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Andrae Crouch and his 25-member choir open the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The gospel singer accompanied MJ for a performance of 'Man In The Mirror' at the 1988 Grammy Awards. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Queen Latifah read a poem entitled 'We Had Him' by Maya Angelou at the service. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Singers Mariah Carey and Trey Lorenz perform 'I'll Be There' during the memorial service for Michael Jackson. Pic: PA Photos

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  • A cover shot of the memorial service program. The Michael Jackson memorial service saw a string of legends take to the stage in honour of the late singer, including Smokey Robinson, John Mayer, Usher and Stevie Wonder. Pic: PA Photos

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  • The casket lay in front of the stage during the memorial service on Tuesday, July 7, 2009. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Musician Stevie Wonder performs at the memorial service for Michael Jackson. He played a heartfelt version of 'Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer'. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Fans of Michael Jackson react as they watch a live television broadcast from Los Angeles of a public memorial to the singer in a bar in central London. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Lionel Richie performs 'Jesus Is Love' at the Michael Jackson public memorial service. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Mariah Carey performs 'I'll Be There' at the Michael Jackson public memorial service at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Tuesday July 7, 2009. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Janet Jackson, La Toya Jackson, and Michael Jackson's children Prince Michael Jackson II and Paris Jackson during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Janet Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II, La Toya Jackson, center, and Paris Jackson sing during the memorial service for Michael Jackson. Pic: PA Photos

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  • The Jackson brothers - who were all wearing the iconic single white glove - carry the casket out of the Staples Center. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Marlon Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Randy Jackson, Paris Katherine Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Janet Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson appear on stage at the Michael Jackson public memorial service. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Paris Katherine Jackson, center, is flanked by her uncle Randy Jackson, left, and aunt Rebbie Jackson at the Michael Jackson public memorial service. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Singer Janet Jackson, left, Paris Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Randy Jackson and Prince Michael I on stage during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Pic: PA Photos

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  • 'Britain's Got Talent' contestant Shaheen Jafargholi performs at the memorial service. Michael was reputedly a fan of his. Pic: PA Photos

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  • The Michael Jackson memorial saw an 18% spike in web traffic as people worldwide logged on to watch. Pic: PA Photos

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  • John Mayer performed the 1983 classic 'Human Nature' during the service. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Smokey Robinson spoke at MJ's memorial service, saying "You don't think you'll live to see them gone. He is going to live forever and ever and ever and ever." Pic: PA Photos

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  • Jacko's fans wear T-shirts paying homage to the star on the day of his funeral.
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  • Fans gather to pay respect to the late Michael Jackson. Celebrity eulogies during the service came from Brooke Shields, Rev Al Sharpton, Stevie Wonder and Motown founder Berry Gordy among others. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Prominent American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson also spoke at the memorial service. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Michzel Jackson's daughter Paris spoke at the funeral. “I just wanted to say that ever since I was born, daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine," she said. "And I just wanted to say I love him so much.” Pic: PA Photos

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  • Corey Feldman (and wife) at the service. Feldman was a close friend of Michael Jackson's during the '80s, and dressed like him for the proceedings on Tuesday (July 7). Pic: PA Photos

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