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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Friends and family gather to remember Michael Brown

Friends and family of Michael Brown are remembering the US teenager in a lively ceremony filled with singing and music.

Mourners at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Ferguson Credit: NBC News
Civil rights campaigner Reverend Jesse Jackson is among the geusts Credit: NBC News
A guest comforts Michael Brown's mother Credit: NBC News

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