Mourners gather for funeral of US teenager Michael Brown

Hundreds of people are gathering for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed American teenager who was shot dead by police on 9th August.

Speaking ahead of the ceremony, the teen's father called for calm, saying: "We need a moment of silence on our son. We need peace on his going-away."

Three White House officials will attend the service.

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Getty 'strongly objects' arrest of photographer Olson

Photo agency Getty Images has called for the release of photographer Scott Olson after he was arrested covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Getty Images staff photographer Scott Olson was arrested this afternoon in Ferguson, Missouri, while on assignment documenting the events there. We at Getty Images stand firmly behind our colleague Scott Olson and the right to report from Ferguson.

We strongly object to his arrest and are committed to ensuring he is able to resume his important work of capturing some of the most iconic images of this news story.

– Pancho Bernasconi, Getty Images, Vice President of News

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