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The program

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The program

A man holds up the program for Whitney Houston funeral at New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.

The church

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The church

A makeshift memorial is seen prior to the funeral services for Whitney Houston at the New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.

The fans start to gather

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The fans start to gather

Fans mourn at the funeral service for Whitney Houston on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.

Outpouring of emotion

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Outpouring of emotion

Fans gather on the street to show support during the funeral service for Whitney Houston.

Flowers and balloons

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Flowers and balloons

A makeshift memorial is set up for the funeral serives for Whitney Houston outside the New Hope Baptist Church.

The hearse

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The hearse

The hearse carrying the body of singer Whitney Houston leaves the Whigham Funeral Home.

The world watches

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The world watches

Signs report on Whitney Houston’s funeral in Times Square on February 18, 2012 in New York City.

Star guests

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Star guests

Stevie Wonder leaves the funeral service for Whitney Houston.

A musical gathering

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A musical gathering

Recording artist Jaheim (L) attends Whitney Houston’s funeral on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.

Media presence

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Media presence

Rev. Jesse Jackson being interviewed by the media at the funeral service for Whitney Houston.

Personalities

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Personalities

Rev. Al Sharpton interviewed by the media after the funeral service for Whitney Houston.