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Photos: From China to Hollywood, Fans Around the World Remember Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson died in Los Angeles one year ago today. It was a chaotic and saddening day, but one where Angeleons poured out onto the streets to remember the world's king of pop. And it just wasn't shocking news to Southern California, it was a moment felt throughout the world.

Today's one-year anniversary is no exception. Fans around the globe are remembering the gift Michael gave us through his music and art. Across Los Angeles and throughout cities small and large, today is his day and is just like he said in "We are the world": "There comes a time when we head a certain call, when the world must come together as one." R.I.P.