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11.06.2016 Sports News

Photos: Muhammad Ali receives rousing farewell at Louisville memorial

By Wires
Photos: Muhammad Ali receives rousing farewell at Louisville memorial
LISTEN JUN 11, 2016

Rousing tributes have been paid to boxing legend Muhammad Ali at a memorial service in his home city of Louisville, Kentucky.

Ali was buried in a private ceremony attended by friends and family.

Watch photos of his final journey:

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The pallbearers, including Mike Tyson and Will Smith, loaded the coffin into the hearse for the procession

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Well-wishers threw flowers onto the hearse

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A Muhammad Ali action figure sits on the seat of a bicycle as fans await the funeral procession

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Lonnie Ali, Muhammad's wife, said her husband rewrote the rules he didn't like

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Former President Bill Clinton described Ali as "a free man of faith"

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Well wishers paid their last respect to the Greatest

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Kentucky passing his childhood home (pictured) on Friday afternoon, thousands of people filled a sports arena for a memorial

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Thousands lined the street to see Ali's body pass on Friday

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Promoter Don King wipes his eyes during the service which saw 15,000 people hear from speakers including Rasheda and Maryum Ali, two of the late boxer's daughters

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Ali's daughter Rasheda Ali-Walsh cries after speaking during the emotional memorial service

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The KFC YUM! Centre in Louisville where the memorial service took place on Friday night

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A mourner holds a photo of Ali, as she waits for the procession to pass with the hearse carrying the body of Ali

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