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Reflection and grief as Houston pays respects to George Floyd

It was their last chance to say goodbye: thousands of Houston residents braved the sun and heat Monday to honor George Floyd at a public viewing full of pain and reflection. A long line of mourners, many from the city's Third Ward neighborhood where Floyd grew up, formed in the morning and grew over the course of the day outside the Fountain of Praise church in south Houston.

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