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Jackson's public memorial concludes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An emotional public memorial for Michael Jackson has concluded in Los Angeles.

The ceremony attended by thousands in the downtown Staples Center and watched by millions around the world had a spiritual tone punctuated by performances and remembrances.

Jackson's three children joined his siblings and celebrities on stage for the finale Tuesday.

His daughter Paris-Michael Katherine, in the arms of her aunt Janet, tearfully told the audience that she loves her father.

Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie are among those who paid tribute to Michael Jackson through song at today's memorial service.

Looking on from the front row were members of the Jackson family, including brother Jermaine, who took the stage and sang the standard "Smile" as he fought back tears. The Jackson family had earlier gathered at an area cemetery for a private service.

Michael Jackson's golden casket sat in front of the stage during the event.

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