Thousands Gather in Macksville for Phillip Hughes Funeral.
The funeral for cricketer Phillip Hughes turned into a celebration of his life, despite the grief and sorrow still evident from his death.
Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke and the rest of his Test teammates were joined by former and current players from around the world, and friends and relatives from Hughes' hometown of 2,500 people on the northern coast of New South Wales state.
Clarke was a pallbearer and speaker at the funeral service held at the Macksville Recreation Centre and which opened to the song "Forever Young" by Youth Group.
Hughes died last Thursday, aged 25, after being hit in the head or neck by a ball during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.