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Funeral held for Ferguson teenager

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Hundreds of people have attended the funeral for the
black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

Mourners at the Friendly Temple Baptist Church in St
Louis sang, prayed and remembered the life of
Michael Brown.

Mr Brown, 18, who was unarmed, was killed on 9
August after being stopped by a white police officer
for walking in the middle of the street.

His death sparked days of protests and violent
clashes, but tensions appear to have eased in recent
days.

Two poster-sized photos of Mr Brown were placed
inside the church near the casket, along with another
photo of him as a small child.

Those in the church sang, clapped and danced to
gospel music before the service started.

Mr Brown’s family addressed mourners, describing
Michael as a gentle soul.

His cousin, Eric Davis, said his generation had stood
up to what had happened in Ferguson.

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