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Mormon Faithful Attend Church President's Funeral

The funeral for Thomas Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, took place Friday as mourners pay their respects.

Church officials said 10,000 people had come to a public viewing by mid-afternoon Thursday to honor Thomas S. Monson, who died Jan. 2 at age 90. He was president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for nearly 10 years.

Monson spent more than five decades serving in top church leadership councils — making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons.

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As president of the nearly 16 million-member faith, Monson was considered a prophet who led the church through revelation from God.

Danielle Cahoon says she came with her family to say goodbye and experience a "special spirit" that she gets during the viewings when church presidents die.