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Thousands Gather For Michael Brown's Funeral Held In St. Louis

Michael Brown is laid to rest after being shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in a St. Louis, Mo. street on Aug. 9.

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People are silhouetted against the sun as they wait in line to attend the funeral for Michael Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri

The funeral for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer earlier this month, was held on Monday, Aug. 25, in St. Louis. Thousands attended, including Reverend Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and filmmaker Spie Lee. Brown was shot and killed on a Ferguson, Mo., street by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Brown was unarmed.

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Attorney Ben Crump compares Michael Brown's death to the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Emmit Till.

Crump says family wants to stop another Brown, another Trayvon. Mentions his cases Chavis Carter and Kendrick Johnson

Adrian Carrasquillo@RealAdrianC

Crump says family wants to stop another Brown, another Trayvon. Mentions his cases Chavis Carter and Kendrick Johnson

1:19 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The program includes tributes from both the mother and father of #MichaelBrown

Yamiche Alcindor@Yamiche

The program includes tributes from both the mother and father of #MichaelBrown

12:22 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Visitors watching Michael Brown funeral in church gym, #Ferguson

Rick Jervis@MrRJervis

Visitors watching Michael Brown funeral in church gym, #Ferguson

11:46 AM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Mourners wait with their hands up to enter the church for Michael Brown's funeral.

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.@TheRevAl spotted at the #MikeBrown funeral

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.@TheRevAl spotted at the #MikeBrown funeral

11:14 AM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Funeral supposed to start in 10 mins. Hundreds in overflow room put their hands up.

Wesley Lowery@WesleyLowery

Funeral supposed to start in 10 mins. Hundreds in overflow room put their hands up.

10:50 AM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Michael Brown's family arrives at his funeral.

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Watch live: Michael Brown's funeral begins at 11 a.m. ET.

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Michael Brown's casket has arrived at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

#MichaelBrown's family asking for no protests today, as he is laid to rest. Services begin in 40 minutes. #Ferguson

Nichole Berlie KSDK@NicholeBerlie

#MichaelBrown's family asking for no protests today, as he is laid to rest. Services begin in 40 minutes. #Ferguson

10:20 AM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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People waiting outside Michael Brown's funeral with their hands up #ferguson

Jim Dalrymple II@JimDalrympleII

People waiting outside Michael Brown's funeral with their hands up #ferguson

9:42 AM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Attorney for the Brown family Ben Crump tweets the details for Michael Brown's funeral today at a St. Louis church.

Media Alert: Funeral Arrangements for Michael Brown

Benjamin Crump, Esq.@attorneycrump

Media Alert: Funeral Arrangements for Michael Brown

8:55 AM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite