07/07/2009 02:21 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Jackson Funeral Begins (AUDIO)

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By: King Anyi Howell

Thousands of fans gather at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Michael Jackson's public funeral ceremony. A private ceremony preceded the event. A-list celebrities such as Usher, Mariah Carey, and Stevie Wonder will be speaking about Jackson at the ceremony. Over one million people from around the world applied for tickets. YMI's King Anyi Howell spoke with some fans who did receive tickets.

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