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L.A. Weekly photographer Ted Soqui made his way to Glendale last night to cover the internment of Michael Jackson's body at the Forest Lawn Cemetery. He wasn't the only one. Though the service was private, MJ diehards were out in full force to catch one final glimpse of the fallen King of Pop — or at least be in his presence — before he was vaulted away.

Fans celebrated their hero with license plates.; Credit: Ted Soqui

Fans celebrated their hero with license plates.; Credit: Ted Soqui

The police keep a keen eye on the crowd, just in case any Thriller zombies show up to vent their grief.; Credit: Ted Soqui

The police keep a keen eye on the crowd, just in case any Thriller zombies show up to vent their grief.; Credit: Ted Soqui

MJ will live on, in the form of a million tattooed fans.; Credit: Ted Soqui

MJ will live on, in the form of a million tattooed fans.; Credit: Ted Soqui

The fans honor their American idol in Glendale on a smoky, hazy summer night.; Credit: Ted Soqui

The fans honor their American idol in Glendale on a smoky, hazy summer night.; Credit: Ted Soqui

The fans honor their American idol in Glendale on a smoky, hazy summer night.; Credit: Ted Soqui

The fans honor their American idol in Glendale on a smoky, hazy summer night.; Credit: Ted Soqui

The fans honor their American idol in Glendale on a smoky, hazy summer night.; Credit: Ted Soqui

The fans honor their American idol in Glendale on a smoky, hazy summer night.; Credit: Ted Soqui

Michael Jackson's destination. All hail the king.; Credit: Ted Soqui

Michael Jackson's destination. All hail the king.; Credit: Ted Soqui

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