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Thousands Gather to Honor Michael Brown

Thousands gathered at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church to pay their respects in honor of teenager Michael Brown in St. Louis, on Monday. Brown, 18, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9.

Photos surround the casket of Michael Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 25, 2014. Thousands of politicians, activists and family gathered for the funeral on Monday, following weeks of unrest in the city of Ferguson where Brown, 18, was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9.

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People line up to attend the funeral for Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

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A woman holds a sign while standing in line to take part in the funeral services for Brown.

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People are silhouetted against the sun as they wait in line to attend the funeral.

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Lesley McSpadden, mother of Brown, arrives at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis.

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Attendees hold their hands up while chanting "Hands up, don't shoot," as they wait in line to take part in the funeral services.

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Guests raise their hands as they wait in line.

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Lesley McSpadden stands before the casket of her son during funeral services at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

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People sing while attending the funeral services for Brown on Monday.

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People gather to honor Brown.

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