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Louisville Says Goodbye to Hometown Hero Muhammad Ali

Crowds gathered as Muhammad Ali was laid to rest in the culmination of two days of ceremonies.

A man watches a slide show of Muhammad Ali photos displayed on a screen outside the KFC Yum! Center where mourners will attend a memorial service for the boxing legend.

Ali was laid to rest on June 10, the culmination of a two-day farewell for the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero who electrified crowds the world over.

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Signs of tribute lay in front of the boyhood home of Muhammad Ali on Grand Avenue.

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Akera Price-King carries a sign saluting Muhammad Ali on the street in front of Ali's boyhood home.

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A woman places flower peddles along the entrance to Cave Hill Cemetery for Ali's funeral procession.

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Frances Woods holds a sign saluting Muhammad Ali as she awaits his funeral procession to make its way down Muhammad Ali Boulevard.

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Mourners hold signs outside Muhammad Ali's childhood home.

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Pallbearers place Muhammad Ali's casket in the hearse ahead of a procession through the fighter's hometown.

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The hearse carrying the body of the late Ali drives down Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Cave Hill Cemetery.

Thousands from near and far lined the streets of Ali's native city of Louisville, Kentucky to say goodbye to the three-time heavyweight world champion who died of septic shock last week at 74 after a decades-long battle with Parkinson's.

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Cathy Gutgsell holds a sign as she is photographed while spectators wait for the arrival of Muhammad Ali's funeral procession to enter Cave Hill Cemetery.

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A well-wisher holding a banner touches the hearse carrying the remains of Muhammad Ali.

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A Muhammad Ali look-alike watches the funeral procession.

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Crowds line the hearse's route and cheer as the procession passes.

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A man throws a rose over Ali's hearse.

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The hearse arrives at Cave Hill Cemetery following the funeral procession.

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Dr. Kevin Cosby speaks at the public memorial service at the KFC Yum! Center. Aaron P. Bernstein / Getty Images
Guests fill the stands of the KFC Yum! Center during the televised funeral service. Aaron P. Bernstein / Getty Images