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The funeral of Michael Brown

Updated 2233 GMT (0633 HKT) August 6, 2015
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Michael Brown's casket arrives at St. Peter's Cemetery on Monday, August 25, 2014 for his funeral. Brown, 18, was shot and killed by police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown's death sparked protests in the St. Louis suburb, and a national debate about race and police actions. Scott Olson/Getty Images
Michael Brown Sr. yells out as the casket holding the body of his son, Michael Brown, is lowered into the ground during his funeral service in St. Louis. Richard Perry/New York Times/Pool/AP
Family members touch the copper top of the vault containing Brown's casket. Robert Cohen/Pool/Getty Images
Mourners fill the pews for the funeral service at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Robert Cohen/Pool/Getty Images
Lesley McSpadden, Brown's mother, sits during the funeral. Robert Cohen/Pool/Getty Images
The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during the funeral. Robert Cohen/Pool/Getty Images
A Brown family member wears a tie with Michael Brown's face on it. Scott Olson/Getty Images
People sing during the funeral for Brown. Robert Cohen/Pool/Getty Images
Brown's casket sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis before the start of his funeral. Robert Cohen/Pool/Getty Images
Funeral attendees sing before the start of the service on August 25. Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post Dispatch/AP
Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, arrives at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church for the funeral service. Scott Olson/Getty Images
Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., arrives for the funeral. Scott Olson/Getty Images
Funeral attendees raise their hands as they wait in line to enter the church on August 25. Scott Olson/Getty Images
Filmmaker Spike Lee takes a picture of a St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap that rests on top of Brown's casket. Robert Cohen/Pool/Getty Images
Mourners wait in line to enter the church. Scott Olson/Getty Images
A hearse sits outside the church before the funeral. Scott Olson/Getty Images
James Wright waits for the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church to open for the funeral service. Joe Raedle/Getty Images