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Thousands bid farewell to slain US teenager

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ST. LOUIS - The black teenager whose shooting by a white officer ignited protests and revived the race debate in the United States was eulogized as a victim of abusive policing whose untimely death demands justice. 

The casket of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr., is wheeled out of the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri on August 25, 2014

During a cathartic funeral service that drew thousands of people, Michael Brown's family bid farewell to the 18-year-old with gospel hymns and fiery orations that rocked a packed Baptist church near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where he was killed on August 9.

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