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Singer Alicia Keys, center, leaves after a funeral service for Whitney Houston at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. Houston died last Saturday at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., at the age 48. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Whitney Houston funeral

While the world remembers Houston from afar, those closest to her gather at a private funeral to say goodbye. They come together at New Hope Baptist Church, where Houston wowed the congregation with her powerful voice even as a young girl. Saturday February 18, 2012.