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Mourners bid Michael Brown farewell

Michael Brown's funeral is being held in Ferguson, and mourners have gathered with his family.

Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., asked for a day of peace during the funeral, following two weeks of protests. Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9.

Below are a few of the most striking images of mourners paying respects to Brown at his funeral, which NBC News is airing live. --Meghan DeMaria

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