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An 11-year-old girl who lost her father made the world cry with her on Tuesday.

"Ever since I was born, daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine," said Paris Katherine Jackson, the second of Michael Jackson's three children, as a massive memorial service for her father neared its end in downtown Los Angeles.

"And I just want to say that I love him so much," Paris added, before breaking down in tears and burying herself in the arms of her aunt, Janet Jackson.

Her aunts, uncles and two brothers who were on stage at the Staples Center arena reached over to console Paris. Thousands of mourners in the audience dabbed their eyes with tissues.

It was the first time they had heard from a girl who, along with her two siblings, have often been hidden by veils or blankets when seen with their father. Watch Paris Jackson give a tearful goodbye Read full article »

CNN's Paul Chase, Kara Finnstrom, Lisa Respers France, Ethan Harp, Todd Leopold, Thom Patterson, Denise Quan, Nicole Saidi, Mallory Simon, Aspen Steib, John D. Sutter and Jacque Wilson contributed to this report.

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