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Fans gather for Jackson memorial

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Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans are gathering at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for his memorial service.

The pop star's coffin will travel to the centre after a private ceremony for his family in the nearby Forest Lawn cemetery.

Rajesh Mirchandani reports from outside the Staples Center where the world's media are also gathering to cover the event.

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