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It was the type of home going only New York City could give him.

Hundreds thronged the sidewalk outside Harlem’s Apollo theater, in a raucous celebration of the musical genius that was Michael Jackson.

Hanging above them in the famed theater’s platinum marquee were the surreal words: “In memory of Michael Jackson. A true Apollo legend. 1958-2009”

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