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Last Updated: Saturday, 3 December 2005, 14:21 GMT
Best remembered

Thousands of fans are on the streets of Belfast to pay their respects to George Best

Thousands of fans line the streets of Belfast as George Best's funeral cortege leaves the family home on the Cregagh estate

Scarves and flowers mount up on the bonnet of the hearse

The hearse is covered with a plethora of scarves and flowers as it makes its way to the Parliament at Stormont

Dennis Law (right) and former Northern Ireland manager Billy Bingham (left)

Best's friend and former Manchester United team-mate Dennis Law is at Stormont to pay his respects

Billy Bingham (front left), Dennis Law (front right) carry the coffin with Derek Dougan (back left) and Gerry Armstrong (centre left)

Former Northern Ireland manager Billy Bingham (front left) carries the coffin alongside Law

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is among 300 mourners attending the funeral service Stormont

Barry McGuigan attends George Best's funeral

Many personalities from the world of sport are present including Northern Ireland boxing legend Barry McGuigan

England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson

England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is also at the service, which was relayed to those braving the rain outside

Fans watch George Best's funeral in Manchester's Exchange Square

In Manchester's Exchange Square, fans gathered to watch the funeral on a big screen

A Manchester City fan wipes away a tear in Exchange Square

A Manchester City supporter struggles to hold back his emotions as fans of many teams pay their last repects

A flag on the Cregagh estate in Belfast

Back in Belfast, many flags leave the world in no doubt as to where the Northern Irish fans stand on who was the greatest

A George Best poster in Belfast

But the final word is left to Best, who wants to be remembered for his on-field actions, rather than those off it



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