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A casket containing the remains of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is brought into Temple Emanu-El, at for his funeral in New York, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. The crowd braved temperatures in the low 20s and a fierce wind while waiting in two lines outside the temple. Koch died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Ed Koch, former NYC mayor

February 1, 2013

Ed Koch, the brash, colorful and often confrontational mayor who helped

to lead New York City out of its brush with bankruptcy in the 1970s,

launching an astonishing municipal turnaround that continues to this

day, died on Feb. 1 at the age of 88. Funeral services were held Feb. 4.