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Hometown Hero: Louisville Mourns Muhammad Ali

Fans honored the late boxing champ in his Kentucky hometown.

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Image: A memorial to honor Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion after he died at the age of 74 on Friday at the Louisville Islamic Center in Louisville

A memorial to honor Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion after he died at the age of 74 on Friday is set up at the Louisville Islamic Center in Louisville, Kentucky on June 5, 2016.

Several emotional remembrances occurred Sunday as the city joined together to mourn its most celebrated son, the "Louisville Lip."

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Image: Boxing fans pay their respect to Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion after he died at the age of 74 on Friday at Ali's childhood home in Louisville

Boxing fans pay their respect to Ali at his childhood home in Louisville on June 5.

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A woman writes a quote by Ali before an interfaith service at the Louisville Islamic Center on June 5.

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Fans pay their respects at the Ali Center in Louisville.

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A tear rolls down the cheek of Rahaman Ali, brother of Muhammad Ali, as he talks about his brother before leaving home to attend a service at the King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church. "It meant to me everything," Ali said recalling the last time they were together. "Happiness, joy, peace, contentment. He was one of my best friends next to my wife. I love my brother. He was a wonderful, wonderful human being."

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A makeshift memorial is set up in the plaza of the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.

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Image: Members of the Louisville Islamic Center pray together before an inter-faith service to honor Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion after he died at the age of 74 on Friday at the Islamic Center in Louisville

Members of the Louisville Islamic Center pray together before an interfaith service to honor Ali.

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A group of young girls wait in line for a tour of Ali's childhood home in Louisville.

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Gail Smith prays against the backdrop of a mural during a service at the King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church.

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People gather at a makeshift memorial at the Muhammad Ali Center on June 4.

Politicians, celebrities and fans from around the world are expected to attend Ali's traditional Muslim funeral service this Friday.

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