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Muhammad Ali Funeral/ Memorial Service in Louisville, Ky. [Full Video]

Rousing tributes were paid to boxing legend Muhammad Ali at a memorial service in his home city of Louisville

Muhammad Ali was buried Friday at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky, after one last drive through his hometown in a motorcade bearing his remains. The processional passed important spots in Ali’s life before heading to the ceremony for the private burial.

Eulogies from his widow, children and lifelong friends followed messages from Muslim, Christian, Jewish religious leaders and other speakers spoke of his fight for civil rights, while a message from President Barack Obama praised his originality. The interfaith event took place hours after thousands said farewell as his coffin passed through city streets. Friday afternoon’s memorial was the main public celebration, held at the 22,000-seat KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, from 3 P.M. to 6:10 P.M.

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