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Celebrating life of Luciano Pavarotti

Celebrating life of Luciano Pavarotti
People gather at the ancient ruins of Petra in Jordan for a memorial service to celebrate the life of the opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. (Getty Images)
Celebrating life of Luciano Pavarotti
Italian Hip Hop singer Jovanotti (left) meets Italian artist Carla Fracci Etoile of the Teatro alla Scala of Milan as they arrive to a memorial event in honour of the late Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, whose portrait stands on an easel close by. A large crowd of international celebrities, including Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussein of Jordan, Pavarotti's second wife Nicoletta Mantovani and British musician Sting (Gordon Sumner) gathered at the historical archaeological site to pay tribute to the artist. The event was capped off with a memorial charity concert that will raise money for projects in Afghanistan by UNHCR and the UN World Food Program. (Getty Images)
Celebrating life of Luciano Pavarotti
Alice Pavarotti and her mother Nicoletta Pavarotti are pictured during the service, which is part of the Salute Petra event. (Getty Images)
Celebrating life of Luciano Pavarotti
Salute Petra is a three day event organised by Harvey Goldsmith and Nicoletta Pavarotti celebrating the life of Pavarotti. The weekend takes place on the anniversary of his birthday, the 12th October. Due to Pavarotti's friendship with the Jordanian Royal Family, HRH Princess Haya of Jordan and the Government of Jordan have allowed the weekend to take place at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra. (Getty Images)
Celebrating life of Luciano Pavarotti
A girl in traditional dress is pictured during the service's gala dinner at Petra. (Getty Images)
Celebrating life of Luciano Pavarotti
Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are pictured during the memorial service to celebrate Pavarotti's life. (Getty Images)
Celebrating life of Luciano Pavarotti
Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussein of Jordan poses with girls in traditional dress at the gala dinner. (Getty Images)
Celebrating life of Luciano Pavarotti
Zucchero, Sting and Trudie Styler clap as they celebrate the life of the opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. (Getty Images)