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LA prepares for Jackson memorial service

LA prepares for Jackson memorial service
Giant video screens in Los Angeles show photos of Michael Jackson as fans prepare to attend a memorial tribute. Some 17,500 people are expected to attend, out of a total of 1.6 million people who registered in the online lottery for the event. (Getty Images)
LA prepares for Jackson memorial service
Fans pay their respects at a makeshift memorial outside the Jackson family home. Jackson, 50, the iconic pop star, died after going into cardiac arrest at his rented home on June 25. (Getty Images)
LA prepares for Jackson memorial service
Los Angeles police discuss security for the Jackson memorial service. (Getty Images)
LA prepares for Jackson memorial service
Fan Jino Cabrera shows off two tickets for the Michael Jackson Memorial Service. (Getty Images)
LA prepares for Jackson memorial service
Melvin Price, who travelled from the UK to pay his respects to the late pop star, celebrates after Barbara and Rafael Ramirez give him a ticket to the service. (Getty Images)
LA prepares for Jackson memorial service
Jackson fans wait to sign a tribute banner outside the Staples Center where the memorial event will be held. (Getty Images)

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