Michael Jackson was an entertainment phenomenon both triumphant and troubled, a dazzling performer who transcended barriers, transformed the music world and transfixed fans and non-fans alike in every corner of the Earth.
But Tuesday's memorial was not for that Michael Jackson.
In picture: A moment of silence is observed as the Michael Jackson Memorial starts with an image of the King of Pop on the giant screen at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles.
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Michael Jackson special | Pay tribute to the King of Pop