Tributes from all over the world are being paid to the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion and rights activist Muhammed Ali, who died aged 74 on 3 June 2016 at an hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

A Muslim funeral was held for the boxing champion on 9 June, and saw thousands of people in attendance, praying over the coffin of a man who battled in the ring and sought peace outside it. According to Reuters, there were approximately 14,000 people, of all races and creeds who attended the jenazah, an Islamic funeral prayer, where he was called "the people's champion". Ali's funeral will be held at KFC Yum! Centre on 10 June with a procession, which will take Ali's body past the key sites in his life.

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A quote from Muhammad Ali adorns a makeshift memorial at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KentuckyJohn Moore/ Getty Images

Speaking to reporters outside the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky – Ali's hometown, mayor Greg Fischer, stated: "We've been planning for this day for quite some time, we must continue his work as well and remember that while he achieved fame as a boxer, his most important fights happened outside of the ring".

Queues of people have been growing outside the Muhammad Ali museum, in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, while his childhood home has been adorned with flowers and messages from admirers, many having travelled miles to pay their respects. A temporary sign has been put up on the corner of West 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City in his memory. Another tribute, the "I am Ali" Festival, celebrates Ali's journey from his humble roots in Louisville and across the globe. Organisers said that it is meant to serve as an example to the children of Louisville that they can become the greatest at anything they choose.

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Laila Ali, Muhammad Ali's daughter (L), comforts her family during an Islamic prayer service at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KentuckyJohn Moore/ Getty Images
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A child's drawing is taped to the railing outside boxing legend Muhammad Ali's childhood home In Louisville, KentuckyJim Watson/ AFP
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Police stand guard during an Islamic prayer service for Muhammad Ali at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KentuckyJohn Moore/ Getty Images
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People photograph the casket containing the body of Muhammad Ali during an Islamic prayer service at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KentuckyJohn Moore/ Getty Images
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A street sign,  Muhammad Ali Boulevard is seen where Muhammad Ali's remains will travel past before the boxing legend's burial in Louisville, KentuckyBrendan Smialowski/ AFP
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Visitors wait in line to visit the museum that was once boxing legend Muhammad Ali's childhood home in Louisville, KentuckyJim Watson/ AFP
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A woman walks past a pop-up memorial honouring the late American boxer Muhammad Ali in Tehran, IranAtta Kenare/ AFP
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Muhammad Ali's second wife Khalilah Camacho-Ali (L), his fourth wife Lonnie Ali (C), and daughter Laila Ali (R), holding one of Ali's grandchildren, attend an Islamic prayer service at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KentuckyJohn Moore/ Getty Images

One of his famous quotes reads: "I would like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title three times, who was humorous and who treated everyone right...as a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him...who stood up for his beliefs...who tried to unite all humankind through faith and love."

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A banner displays messages as people pray during an interfaith memorial service for former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali at the River Road Mosque in Louisville, KentuckyMark Lyons/ Getty Images
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A woman arrives for an Islamic prayer service for Muhammad Ali at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KentuckyJohn Moore/ Getty Images
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Women wait for the beginning of an Islamic prayer service for Muhammad Ali at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KentuckyJohn Moore/ Getty Images
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A girl adjusts another girl's hajib as they arrive for the Jenazah service to celebrate the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KentuckyJim Watson/ AFP
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Sam Upshaw films Amina Diakhate, 6, as she writes a message on a banner during an interfaith memorial service for former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali at the River Road Mosque in Louisville, KentuckyMark Lyons/ Getty Images
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A man watches during an Islamic prayer service for Muhammad Ali at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KentuckyJohn Moore/ Getty Images
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People listen to remarks during an interfaith memorial service for former heavy weight boxing champion Muhammad Ali at the River Road Mosque in Louisville, KentuckyMark Lyons/ Getty Images
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Children read the Quran as they wait with family members for the start of the Jenazah prayer service to celebrate the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KentuckyJim Watson/ AFP
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A memorial display sits next to a podium during an interfaith service for former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali at the River Road Mosque in Louisville, KentuckyMark Lyons/ Getty Images
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Muhammad Ali's fourth wife Lonnie Ali (L), beside  Ali's daughter Laila and a grandchild during an Islamic prayer service at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KentuckyJohn Moore/ Getty Images
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People touring sites relevant to Muhammad Ali's life cycle past Spalding University Center where boxing legend Muhammad Ali began his interest in boxing after having his bike stolen in Louisville, KentuckyBrendan Smialowski/ AFP
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People wait to cross Muhammad Ali Boulevard where Muhammad Ali's remains will travel past before the boxing legend's burial in Louisville, KentuckyBrendan Smialowski/ AFP
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A man walks down Muhammad Ali Boulevard where Muhammad Ali's remains will travel past before the boxing legend's burial in Louisville, KentuckyBrendan Smialowski/ AFP
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A balloon with the message 'We'll Miss You' floats outside boxing legend Muhammad Ali's childhood home where mourners pay their respects in Louisville, KentuckyJim Watson/ AFP
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'Muhammad Ali Way,' a temporary street sign in honour of Muhammed Ali is displayed on the corner of West 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue near Madison Square Garden in New York CityDrew Angerer/ Getty Images
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Children stand next to a makeshift memorial for Muhammad Ali at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KentuckyJohn Moore/ Getty Images
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Roses arranged on a makeshift memorial for Muhammad Ali outside the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KentuckyJohn Moore/ Getty Images
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A woman walks past a banner honouring the late American boxer Muhammad Ali in Tehran, IranAtta Kenare/ AFP
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The marquee at Caesars Palace shows a tribute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas, NevadaEthan Miller/ Getty Images
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A portrait of Muhammad Ali at a memorial outside the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KentuckyJohn Moore/ Getty Images