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6/10/16

USA: Muhammad Ali funeral: Rousing farewell at Louisville interfaith memorial -

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

Muslim, Christian, Jewish and other speakers spoke of his fight for civil rights, while a message from President Barack Obama praised his originality.

The interfaith event took place hours after thousands said farewell to his coffin passing through city streets.

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

The ex-heavyweight champion and rights activist died last Friday aged 74.

The service, attended by dignitaries and by several thousand people who acquired free tickets, was held at the KFC Yum! Centre.

Read more: Muhammad Ali funeral: Rousing farewell at Louisville memorial - BBC News

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