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Jackson fans mark the anniversary of his death

Jackson fans mark the anniversary of his death
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Michael Jackson fans around the world have gathered to mark the first anniversary of their idol’s death. In Los Angeles, dozens gathered outside the gates of the Forest Lawn Cemetery where the controversial pop star is buried.

Family and friends were expected to visit his private mausoleum during the day. The scenes were repeated across Europe, with memorials and candlelit vigils.

A monument to Jackson will be unveiled outside the humble house in Gary, Indiana, where the Jackson began their singing career half a century ago.

In death, as in life, controversy continues to plague the star. His doctor is facing trial on charges of causing his death and his estate is taking action against what it says is an unauthorised documentary.

Among the tributes in this Hong Kong shopping centre was a dedicated dance routine by four-year-old Yimin Wang. A household name in China because of his Jackson impersonation, Yimin has also appeared on TV chat shows in the US.