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Celebrities, civil rights leaders turn out for 18-year-old Michael Brown's funeral

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ST. LOUIS — Among the thousands of people who have turned out for Michael Brown's funeral are several civil rights leaders and celebrities.

PHOTO: The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Brown, who is black, was unarmed when he was shot Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo., by Officer Darren Wilson, who is white.  Protesters took to the streets of  the St. Louis suburb night after night, calling for change and drawing national attention to issues surrounding race and policing. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool)
The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Brown, who is black, was unarmed when he was shot Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo., by Officer Darren Wilson, who is white. Protesters took to the streets of the St. Louis suburb night after night, calling for change and drawing national attention to issues surrounding race and policing. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool)

Brown was shot and killed Aug. 9 by a Ferguson police officer. His funeral was Monday at Friendly Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis.

The Rev. Al Sharpton is among those scheduled to speak at the funeral. The Rev. Jesse Jackson was in attendance, along with entertainer Sean Combs and moviemaker Spike Lee.

Several politicians were there, too, including U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay.

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