A makeshift memorial is seen prior to the funeral services for Whitney Houston at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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In Newark, Fans Mourn Whitney Houston

As the singer was laid to rest in a celebrity-filled funeral, fans in her hometown took to the streets to offer memories.

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Whitney Houston performs in Germany in 2009. The singer died Saturday, leaving behind a superstar career riddled with achievements. Joerg Koch/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop diva Whitney Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hills hotel room on the eve of the 54th Grammy Awards. Getty Images hide caption

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Aretha Franklin in 1968, the first year she won a Grammy. For the next 10 years she completely dominated the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance category. Ron Galella/WireImage hide caption

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I Look to You is Whitney Houston's new album. Its predecessor, Just Whitney, came out in 2002. Arista Records hide caption

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America's amber waves of grain inspired teacher Katharine Lee Bates to write the poem later used in the song "America the Beautiful." Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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