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In pictures: Evel Knievel remembered

A bagpiper leads pallbearers carrying motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel

Mourners have been remembering legendary US daredevil Evel Knievel at a service in his home town of Butte, Montana.

Robbie Knievel raises his fist in salute to his father

Robbie Knievel - also a stuntman - paid tribute to his father, saying: "I am not the greatest daredevil in the world. I am the son of the greatest daredevil in the world."

The son of Evel Knievel receives a hug after speaking at his father's memorial service

Evel Knievel died on 30 November in Florida, following years of ill health. He was 69 years old.

Large headstone for display at memorial service for Evel Knievel

Hundreds of mourners earlier filed past the open casket to pay their last respects to Evel Knievel.

Evel Knievel is laid in an open coffin for mourners to pay their respects

Photographs were displayed on the altar as images of Knievel performing his death-defying stunts appeared on a large screen above.

A sign at the Butte Civic Center displays a farewell message to Evel Knievel

Following the service, the hearse made a final lap of honour around Evel Knievel Loop, a six-mile (10km) circuit through his home town.



SEE ALSO
US daredevil Evel Knievel dies
01 Dec 07 |  Americas
Obituary: Evel Knievel
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