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Family and Friends Say Goodbye to Philando Castile

The man who mourners say was thoughtful, gentle and kind was laid to rest one week after being shot and killed by police.

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Pallbearers raise their fists into the air as they carry the casket of Philando Castile back to the horse-drawn carriage following his funeral service at The Cathedral of Saint Paul on July 14 in St. Paul, Minn.

Castile, who was black, was fatally shot July 6 after he was pulled over by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who is Latino. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, streamed the aftermath live on Facebook and said Castile was shot while reaching for his ID after telling the officer he had a gun permit and was armed. 

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The funeral procession for 32-year-old, Philando Castile makes its way along Concordia Avenue to The Cathedral of Saint Paul on Thursday, July 14, 2016, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

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The funeral procession arrives at The Cathedral of Saint Paul. Castile's death prompted protests across the countries from 'Black Lives Matter' activists and celebrities alike.

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Image: Diamond Reynolds' daughter looks on as the funeral procession for Philando Castile travels from the Brooks funeral home to the St Paul Cathedral in St Paul, Minnesota

Diamond Reynolds' daughter looks on as the funeral procession for Philando Castile travels from the Brooks funeral home to the St Paul Cathedral. She was in the car when the incident occurred.

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Mourners grieve outside The Cathedral of Saint Paul before Philando Castile's funeral service..

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Image: Family and friends of Castile mourn outside Cathedral in St. Paul

Family members comfort Diamond Reynolds as the casket of Philando Castile is taken into the Cathedral of St. Paul.

 

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Image: The casket for Philando Castile is carried from the Cathedral of St. Paul

Philando Castile's casket is carried from the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Image: The funeral procession for Philando Castile travels from the St Paul Cathedral in St Paul, Minnesota

Pall bearers lead the funeral procession from the St. Paul Cathedral in St Paul, Minnesota, U.S. July 14, 2016.

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Image: The funeral procession for Philando Castile travels from the St Paul Cathedral in St Paul, Minnesota

Mourners raise their fists as the funeral procession travels from the St. Paul Cathedral.

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