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Photos: Remembering Michael Jackson

The 31-car funeral procession for Michael Jackson arrives at Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks in Glendale. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)
Michael Jackson’s sister La Toya sits solemnly during the service. (Harrison Funk / The Jackson Family)
Music producer Quincy Jones was in attendance, as were a number of other celebrities. (Harrison Funk / The Jackson Family)
Comedian Chris Tucker attends the private service. (Harrison Funk / The Jackson Family)
Actress Elizabeth Taylor, who arrived in a Maybach, sits through the service. (Harrison Funk / The Jackson Family)
Actors Macaulay Culkin and Mila Kunis attend the funeral held 10 weeks after Jackson’s death. (Harrison Funk / The Jackson Family)
Michael Jackson’s siblings, from left, Janet, Randy, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, prepare to say a final goodbye to their brother. (Harrison Funk / The Jackson Family)
Katherine and Joe Jackson show faces of grief at their son’s funeral. (Harrison Funk / The Jackson Family)
Music producers Berry Gordy, left, and Suzanne de Passe attend the service. (Harrison Funk / The Jackson Family)
Michael Jackson’s casket, elaborately adorned by flowers, sits at his funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in Glendale. (Harrison Funk / The Jackson Family)
Prince Michael Jackson, far right, with Katherine and Joe Jackson in the background, sits through his father’s funeral. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)
Lisadawn Marble, right, and other fans hold a banner of Michael Jackson as they wait for the pop singer’s funeral service at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in Glendale. Jackson died June 25 in Los Angeles. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Photographers trained their lenses on every vehicle entering the cemetery. During the service, singer Gladys Knight sang the gospel hymn “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” accompanied by Greg Phillinganes. Songwriter Clifton Davis sang the Jackson 5 song “Never Can Say Goodbye,” which he wrote for the group. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson’s brothers, standing beside a photo of the singer, wore sunglasses and matching red ties. The ceremony was held outdoors, adjacent to the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in Glendale. About 200 family members and close friends attended. (Pool Photo)
Actress Elizabeth Taylor, a friend of Jackson’s, arrives at the funeral. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)
Hundreds of media representatives wait outside Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in Glendale, where Michael Jackson was to be interred Thursday in a private ceremony. Elizabeth Taylor, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton, actor Macaulay Culkin, baseball player Barry Bonds, comic Chris Tucker and lawyer Thomas A. Mesereau Jr., who successfully defended Jackson on charges of sexual molestation four years ago, attended the event. Jackson, 50, was stricken June 25 at his rented home in Holmby Hills. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has ruled his death a homicide and determined that a surgical anesthetic combined with other medication killed him. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Jackson fan Demarco DeLeon shows his “Love4 MJ” license plate outside Forest Lawn. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)
Police stand at the intersection of Chick Hearn Court and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles in the pre-dawn hours before the Michael Jackson public memorial. (Jay L. Clenenin / Los Angeles Times)
Police gather to discuss security in the pre-dawn hours on Olympic Boulevard as fans gather to pay respects to Michael Jackson at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
From left, Michelle Ushe and Cassandra Anderson from Orange County relax on Olympic Boulevard in the early morning hours as they wait for the Michael Jackson public memorial to start. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
From left, Hannah Chavez, 16, Orpha Chavez, 18, Tikeira Tillis, 13, and her mom, Celesia Allison, wake up in the early morning hours on Olympic Boulevard after arriving the night before for the public memorial service. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
The Jackson family motorcade arrives at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills for a family service prior to the Staples Center event. (Rick Bowmer / Associated Press)
The casket containing the body of Michael Jackson is carried to the hearse at Forest Lawn cemetery. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
A close-up view of Michael Jackson’s casket draped with red roses as his body is transported from Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills to Staples Center after a private memorial. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Family and friends follow a hearse carrying Michael Jackson’s casket from Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills to Staples Center after a private memorial. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
The funeral procession for Michael Jackson arrives at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
The hearse containing Michael Jackson’s coffin arrives for the singer’s memorial at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Fans wait to enter Staples Center for Michael Jackson’s memorial. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A fan gets the crowd going with words from a Michael Jackson song outside Staples Center. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Serena Romaya, 12, of San Diego, waits with her mom, Marcella, to enter Staples Center. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Anthony Angel, 8, of Los Angeles, poses for his mom, Michelle Javellana, in front of a board where fans could leave notes outside Staples Center. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Lindsay Parker, 25, of San Diego holds her Michael Jackson memorial ticket in her gloved hand while she waits in line to enter the Staples Center area as fans gather for the memorial service. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A video screen shows Michael Jackson waving as fans, police and people selling Michael Jackson merchandise gather around Staples Center. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A street vendor holds a Michael Jackson picture for sale at 11th and Flower streets near Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Ticket holders to Michael Jackson’s public memorial line up early at the corner of 11th and Flower streets while police block the road near Staples Center. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Bobby Urbaitel, 27, wears his favorite Michael Jackson buttons on his lapel before entering Staples Center for the pop singer’s memorial. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Fans stand around a heart made of roses in memory of Michael Jackson in front of Staples Center. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Chris Escobar, 13, does the moonwalk for ticket holders before entering Staples Center for Michael Jackson’s memorial. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Ticket holders to Michael Jackson’s public memorial line up early at the corner of 11th and Flower streets near Staples Center. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton surveys the scene outside Staples Center before the public memorial for Michael Jackson. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Naomi Belayneh, right, of Seattle buys T-shirts from vendor Randolph Hill, left, as fans, police and people selling Michael Jackson merchandise gather around Staples Center for the Michael Jackson memorial service. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
The first group of fans wearing wristbands for entry into Staples Center for the Michael Jackson memorial service cross Olympic Boulevard into the cordoned off area just after 7 a.m. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Fans, showing their entry wristbands, make their way across a police check point at Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street to pay respects to Michael Jackson at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Only those with tickets and wristbands got in. (Barbara Davidson / Los AngelesTimes)
Fans relax in the shade at Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street. Above them, a tribute to Jackson is projected on the wall of a car wash. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Fans wait until 7 a.m. to make their way across Olympic Boulevard at Figueroa Street for the Michael Jackson memorial at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Only those with tickets and wristbands got in. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Fan Inga Schuenemann leads others in song at 11th and Flower streets near Staples Center. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Fans who weren’t lucky enough to get memorial tickets mingle outside the Staples Center, sharing memories of the pop superstar. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Fans sing and chant at 11th and Flower streets near Staples Center. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
A fan tribute board to Michael Jackson outside Staples Center. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Cartasia Perkins, left, weeps with her sister Nichole Thompson along Flower Street. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Ticket holders are given programs at Staples Center. (Genaro Miolina / Los Angeles Times)
A cover shot of Michael Jackson’s memorial service program at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Andrew Gombert / Pool)
Guests look through programs before the memorial service for Michael Jackson at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times)
Onstage preparations continue as people begin to gather for the Michael Jackson memorial at Staples Center. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
The Rev. Jesse Jackson arrives at the Michael Jackson memorial at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Actor Corey Feldman arrives for the memorial service for Michael Jackson at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill / Pool)
The Jackson brothers accompany Michael Jackson’s casket in to the memorial service at Staples Center. (Mark J. Terrill / Pool)
Fans grieve as they listen to opening remarks during Michael Jackson’s memorial at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson’s casket, covered in roses, was taken to Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
A fan, holding a single rose, watches the Jackson memorial. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Smokey Robinson speaks at the memorial service for Michael Jackson at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Smokey Robinson speaks at the memorial service for Michael Jackson at Staples Center. (Mark J. Terrill / Pool)
Music producer and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. was among those who spoke at the event. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson’s memorial begins with an Andrae Crouch Choir performance at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
A crowd fills Staples Center for the Michael Jackson memorial in L.A. Jackson, 50, died June 25, after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Queen Latifah, left, speaks under a huge image of Michael Jackson during a memorial at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Mariah Carey, left, and Trey Lorenz sing at the memorial. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Mariah Carey and Trey Lorenz perform “I’ll Be There.” (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lionel Richie sings at the memorial service. The pop star died June 25 at 50. (Gabriel Bouys / Pool)
Lionel Richie sings “Jesus Is Love.” (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Hudson performs. The “American Idol” vocalist took on Jackson’s 1991 single, “Will You Be There,” transforming it into a rousing, feel-good anthem. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Stevie Wonder sang “Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer,” noting that Jackson had covered the song himself “so incredibly.” (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
The rose-covered coffin holding the remains of singer Michael Jackson rests in the front of the stage at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
R&B star Usher sings his rendition of “Gone Too Soon,” a song originally dedicated to young AIDS victim Ryan White, from Jackson’s album “Dangerous.” (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Jackson’s brothers wore matching sequined gloves and gold ties. (Gabriel Buoys / Pool)
Jermaine Jackson sings at his younger brother’s memorial service. About 17,500 members of the public received tickets to attend the event. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Janet Jackson, left, Paris Jackson, LaToya Jackson, Jackie Jackson and Prince Michael I on stage together during the memorial service. (Mark J. Terrill / Pool)
Michael Jackson’s children Paris Michael Katherine, left, Prince Michael II and Prince Michael Jr. stand with their aunt La Toya at the memorial service. (Gabriel Bouys / Pool)
Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Michael Katherine, is comforted after giving a short, moving tribute to her father. “I just wanted to say, ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine,” Paris said. “And I just wanted to say I love him so much.” (Monica Almeida / Pool)
Andrae Crouch Singers and Jackson family members and friends perform “We Are the World” at Staples Center. (Kevork Djansezian / Pool)
The crowd sings “We Are The World” with an image of Earth as a backdrop. (Mark J. Terrill / Pool)
Usher, who citesJackson as an influence, performs under a giant photo of the superstar. (Gabriel Bouys / Pool)
The King of Pop’s rose-covered casket at Staples Center. (Kevin Mazur / MJ Memorial via Getty Images)
Pallbearers take Michael Jackson’s coffin from in front of the Staples Center stage. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Pallbearers carry Michael Jackson’s coffin. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
The rose-covered coffin of Michael Jackson is carried out after the memorial at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
A large screen displays a portrait of Michael Jackson. (Gabriel Bouys / Pool)
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