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Fans celebrate Michael Jackson's birthday

August 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The late Michael Jackson would have been 52 years old Sunday and fans around the world are remembering the king of pop.In his hometown of Gary, Ind. fans gathered outside his house to celebrate Saturday.

Jackson's father, Joe, was there, along with other members of his family. They cut the cake and fans danced to some of his greatest hits.

In honor of Jackson's birthday, Heal the World for Children is hosting a children's festival in Woodley Park in Van Nuys on Sunday.

In addition to food, entertainment and arts and crafts projects, there will be a children's moonwalk contest. The event will go from noon to 4 p.m.

Jackson died June 2009 of an overdose of sedatives.