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In pictures: Fans honour James Brown

A horse drawn carriage carrying the casket of James Brown

Hundreds of fans were at New York's Apollo theatre to greet the coffin carrying soul singer James Brown, which arrived in a horse-drawn carriage.

Pall bearers carry the casket with James Brown's body into the Apollo Theater

Crowds of people danced and sang outside the Apollo, in Harlem, where his body is now lying in state.

Elizabeth Gordon holds up a poster of James Brown outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem

The coffin was placed on the stage where Brown made his 1956 debut, in a venue which he loved.

Desi Middleton holds the James Brown Hell album as he waits outside the Apollo theatre in Harlem

Desi Middleton was one of hundreds of fans who waited for hours in advance outside the concert hall.

Cheese Fletcher and Brenda Harper hold up James Brown memorabilia outside the Apollo theatre in Harlem

When the star's body arrived they performed his anthem Say it Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud.

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