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    Posted February 19, 2012 by
    PatrycjaNews
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    Newark, New Jersey
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Remembering Whitney Houston

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    Whitney Houston Funeral Part 1

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     PatrycjaNews, of Manhattan, New York, stood outside the New Hope Baptist Church where Whitney Houston's funeral took place on Sunday in Newark, New Jersey. She was gathered with other Houston fans who sang her songs, held her photos and watched the ceremony being transmitted by a TV. 'People were sad, but also irritated because of the organization of the ceremony. They were complaining that the streets were closed and in order to get into their own houses they had to show their ID,' she says. 'In general people were touched by the event.'
    - ssesha, CNN iReport producer

    On February 18 2012 took place funeral for Whitney Houston. Family and friends joined an invitation-only "home going" ceremony at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J.
    There was no public access around the church,which made even for locals harder to get around that day. They had to show ID in order to get to their own apartments in the area of the New Hope Baptist Church. Locals were not happy about that.
    Press area was set up also farther from the church so in order to get any good footage and close up picture only those with big zoom lenses could get a job done. There was press from all over the world: American, Spanish,Italian, Polish and more.

     

    The weather was beautiful that day in higher 40F. Groups of people were gathering on streets singing Whitney Houston’s songs, holding her pictures. There were groups of people watching the ceremony transmitted by TV on their portable devices.Suprisingly there were not too many people/fans around.

     

    When the ceremony was over and the streets were cleared from the gates, people could get close to the church and put more flowers,pictures or balloons in memory of a big star.

     

    Photos:

    1.Group of people singing Whitney Houston's songs.

    2.People singing Whitney Houston's songs.

    3.People holding pictures of Whitney Houston.

    4.People watching transmition from the ceremony in the church on their portable devices.

    5.Pictures of Whitney on sale.

    6.Potrait of Whitney Houston beeing signed by fans.

    7.Fan holding a pic. of Whitney Houston.

    8.Baloons, pictures,toys at front of the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J

    9.Car ready to pick up coffin.

    10.The cover of the program for the ceremony Whitney Houston funeral.

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