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Thousands say goodbye to Ali

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 01:02

The funeral of boxing legend Muhammad Ali draws mourners from far and wide to say a final farewell. Paul Chapman reports.

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An estimated 14, 000 people attended the funeral service for boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Mourners came from far and wide to pay their last respects in Ali's hometown, Louisville in Kentucky. (SOUNDBITE)(English) SYED ZOHAID, MOURNER, SAYING: "You couldn't ask for a better gathering, especially with different types of people, cultures, or background at one place, not easy to do that." (SOUNDBITE)(English) CHIQUITA MUHAMMAD, MOURNER, SAYING: "I see this something that was going to be a moment in history for me and for my children." (SOUNDBITE)(English) FATAH ALRAYYASHI, MOURNER, SAYING: "Mostly it's bittersweet because you get to see a lot of your Muslim brothers and sisters, a lot of people gathering for one cause and that's to remember someone great." The mourners included musician Yusuf Islam, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, and boxing promoter Don King. (SOUNDBITE)(English) BOXING PROMOTER DON KING SAYING: "I was just blessed to be part of his life, to be in that part and it gives me strength because he's left a burden to us to do right, we've still got a lot of work to do." Ali died on June 3rd at the age of 74.

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Thousands say goodbye to Ali

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 01:02