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In pictures: Coretta Scott King's funeral

Mourners arrive for the funeral of Coretta Scott King

Ten thousand mourners come from far and wide to attend the funeral of Coretta Scott King in Atlanta, Georgia.

Police officers outside the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

Police officers from Dekalb County police force stand in honour of the civil rights activist and widow of Martin Luther King.

Members of the King family

The Kings' children, Martin Luther King III (far-left), Yolanda King (centre) and Dexter Scott King (far-right) attend the service with other relatives.

President Bush delivers a eulogy

President Bush pays tribute, describing Coretta Scott King as "one of the most admired Americans of our time".

Mourners pay their respects

Many mourners watch live coverage of the funeral at the neighbouring Samson's Health and Fitness Center

Writer Maya Angelou, in the background President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush

The writer, Maya Angelou, speaks about the legacy Mrs King left behind, saying her funeral should not be "another footnote in history".

(l-r) President Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Fmr President Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Fmr President Bush snr and Fmr President Carter

Four current and former US presidents attend the ceremony, as well as celebrities and civil rights campaigners.

Programme for the funeral ceremony

Those attending the ceremony are given a special programme to mark the service.


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