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10 July 2009 

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Michael Jackson Memorial

(Slideshow images by AP Photos)

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Michael Jackson's casket is displayed at the public memorial service held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, 7 July 2009
An emotional event at Staples Center celebrated singer's life through music and recollections of friends
Michael Jackson (November 2007 file photo)
Pop star died June 25 after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles
Pop star Micahel Jackson performs a song titled "Beat It" (file photo)
Fans say goodbye to Michael Jackson,  'King of Pop'
Voice of America's Hip Hop Connection's Rod Murray talks to friends of the Pop idol and plays some of his music
One of the flower tributes on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
Thousands have passed by singer's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame to pay their respects and celebrate his legacy
Woman holds poster as she and others stand in line to sign book in memory of Michael Jackson in Cape Town, South Africa, 1 Jul 2009
Those who admire singer in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa remember pop star for musical talent, sense of style and controversial lawsuit
A painting of Michael Jackson is held aloft outside Harlem's Apollo theater
Fans have been holding 24-hour memorials and dance parties outside famed Apollo theater
Earl Ofari Hutchinson, left, leads a community discussion on Michael Jackson's legacy
African Americans reflect on Michael Jackson's impact on their lives, recalling his life as a man of unusual talent who touched the lives of millions
Fans of Michael Jackson bring flowers, pictures and candles at a makeshift memorial shrine in central London's Trafalgar Square, 26 June 2009
King of Pop's 50-night run at London's O2 arena was to have set a new course for the entertainer
A Swiss fan lays down roses to mourn the death of 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson in Geneva, Switzerland, 26 June 2009
World reacts to sudden death of self-anointed King of Pop
In this 13 Nove 1988, file photo, pop singer Michael Jackson performs before a sold out crowd for his Bad tour at the Los Angeles Sports Arena
Jackson pronounced dead days before a scheduled series of comeback concerts in London
Newspaper with report on death of pop star Michael Jackson at news stand in Beijing, 27 Jun 2009
Many grief stricken, express disbelief after learning pop icon, known for hits such as 'Billy Jean', had passed away  
Fans of Michael Jackson take part in a candle light memorial to commemorate him in Karachi, Pakistan, 26 June 2009
American King of Pop's death led many local television channels to knock near constant coverage of military campaign against Taliban militants off top of news lineup
Michael Jackson in concert in 1998
In Kenya, airwaves filled with some of Jackson's greatest hits; even some residents in Somalia's restive capital Mogadishu take a moment to pay tribute to entertainer
U.S. rock star Michael Jackson opens the South African leg of his History World tour in Cape Town (1997 file photo)
Fans shocked, downhearted to hear unexpected death of pop star
Michael Jackson (file photo)
Entertainment stars and fans are offering condolences over the death of the pop singer, who suffered cardiac arrest