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Aretha Franklin's funeral in pictures

Aretha Franklin's casket Image copyright Getty Images

The funeral for Aretha Franklin, known as the Queen of Soul, was held on Friday in Detroit.

Stars and fans gathered to mourn the soul singer, who died earlier this month from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.

Chaka Khan, Ariana Grande and Smokey Robinson were among those who performed and paid tribute during the six-hour service.

Here are some pictures from the ceremony.

Bill Clinton, Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Former US president Bill Clinton, singer Ariana Grande and her fiance Pete Davidson posed for a photograph before the ceremony
Fantasia Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Fantasia Barrino-Taylor kicked off her shoes as she sang Precious Lord, Take My Hand and You've Got A Friend
Smokey Robinson Image copyright EPA
Image caption Smokey Robinson addressed Franklin directly in his tribute
Chaka Khan Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Chaka Khan performed gospel classic Going Up Yonder
Tyler Perry Image copyright EPA
Image caption Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry recalled his mother playing Franklin's music in the family car
Ariana Grande Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Ariana Grande performed (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman at the start of the service
Stevie Wonder Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Stevie Wonder performed As
Mourners for Aretha Franklin Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Mourners lined the streets outside the Greater Grace Temple, where the funeral is taking place, with thousands watching the service on a big screen
Jennifer Hudson Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Jennifer Hudson sang Amazing Grace
Former NBA star Isaiah Thomas Image copyright EPA
Image caption Former NBA star Isaiah Thomas said Franklin "found a way to inspire all of us with hope, love and dreams through her music"
A Cadillac with Aretha's name emblazoned on the front Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A Cadillac with Aretha's name emblazoned on the front was seen at the service
Jesse Jackson Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Jesse Jackson said Franklin had "perhaps the most remarkable and unique voice the world has ever heard"
Hillary Clinton and Ariana Grande Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and singer Ariana Grande spoke before the ceremony
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