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Obama Among Thousand at Reverend Pinckney Funeral

Mourners joined in song and sorrow at the funeral for slain Charleston pastor and South Carolina State Senator Rev. Clementa Pinckney.

. Members of the clergy wait to enter the funeral service for Rev. Clementa Pinckney on June 26. Pinckney, a widely admired state senator and pastor of Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, was among the nine people killed when a gunman opened fire during Bible study last week.

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. Mourners hug before the Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral begins at the College of Charleston TD Arena on June 26.

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. Mourners bow their heads in prayer during the funeral service where President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy for South Carolina state senator, Rev. Clementa Pinckney.

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. Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s wife Jennifer sits with her daughters, Eliana and Malana near President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden during services honoring Pinckney’s life on June 26.

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. President Barack Obama sings “Amazing Grace” during the eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney on June 26.

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. Mourners react after President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney on June 26.

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. Jennifer Pinckney, the wife of South Carolina state senator Rev. Clementa Pickney stands with her daughters Eliana and Malana before her husband’s funeral on June 26.

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. A family member cries as she sees the hundreds of supporters waving flags at the burial of Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the St. James AME Church in Marion, South Carolina on June 26.

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. Mourners wave American flags as the family of Rev. Clementa Pinckney pass by in cars at his burial.

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. An American flag is reflected on the copper topped casket of Rev. Clementa Pinckney on June 26.

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. Jennifer Pinckney accepts a rose at the burial of her husband Rev. Clementa Pinckney on June 26.

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