World celebrates Michael Jackson's birthday

Updated: August 29, 2010 14:55 IST

As the whole world celebrates Michael Jackson's 52nd birth anniversary, here's a look at various festivities and events organised to pay tribute to the ‘King of Pop'.

World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
As the whole world celebrates Michael Jackson's 52nd birth anniversary, here's a look at various festivities and events organised to pay tribute to the ‘King of Pop'.
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Joe Jackson, father of the late-Michael Jackson, cuts a cake for the crowd during a celebration for Michael Jackson's 52nd birthday Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, in Gary, Ind. The city of Gary hosted festivities around the birthday of the late Michael Jackson who was born and raised at 2300 Jackson Street in Gary. (Photo: AP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
From left, Joe Jackson, Gary Mayor Rudy Clay and Hazel Montgomery, of Hazel's Hollywood Cakes in Gary, joke about the cakes Montgomery made for the celebration for Michael Jackson's 52nd birthday Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, in Gary, Ind. The city of Gary hosted festivities around the birthday of the late Michael Jackson who was born and raised at 2300 Jackson Street in Gary. (Photo: AP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson, is introduced before cutting a cake during the celebration for the late Michael Jackson's 52nd birthday Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, in Gary, Ind. The city of Gary hosted festivities around the birthday of the late Michael Jackson who was born and raised at 2300 Jackson Street in Gary. (Photo: AP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Balloons are reflected in the memorial for the late Michael Jackson outside his boyhood home during a birthday celebration for Michael Jackson's 52nd birthday Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, in Gary, Ind. The city of Gary hosted festivities around the birthday of the late Michael Jackson who was born and raised at 2300 Jackson Street in Gary. (Photo: AP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Michael Jackson impersonator Miguel Garcia of Albany, New York, performs for the crowd during a birthday for Michael Jackson's 52nd birthday Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, in Gary, Ind. The city of Gary hosted festivities around the birthday of the late Michael Jackson who was born and raised at 2300 Jackson Street in Gary. (Photo: AP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays creations, portraits of US pop superstar Michael Jackson carved into egg shells, in Amritsar on August 28, 2010, on the eve of Jackson's 52nd birth anniversary. According to Harwinder, who is a dental hygienist by profession, each egg requires one to three hours to be carved, tremendous patience and concentration. Harwinder Singh has produced many carved egg shells inspired by various designs. (Photo: AFP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays creations, portraits of US pop superstar Michael Jackson carved into egg shells, in Amritsar on August 28, 2010, on the eve of Jackson's 52nd birth anniversary. According to Harwinder, who is a dental hygienist by profession, each egg requires one to three hours to be carved, tremendous patience and concentration. Harwinder Singh has produced many carved egg shells inspired by various designs. (Photo: AFP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Sri Lankan sculptor Upali Dias displays three busts portraying US performer Michael Jackson in Colombo on August 28, 2010. Dias is releasing a collection of work to mark the pop star's 52nd birth anniversary. (Photo: AFP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Japan's popular illusionist Princess Tenko shows off clothes pop legend Michael Jackson once wore, during the Julien's Auction Official Exhibition MJ46 in Tokyo Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. (Photo: AP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Japanese popular illusionist Princess Tenko speaks in front of her drawing featuring Michael Jackson at Julien's Auction Official Exhibition MJ46 in Tokyo Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. (Photo: AP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Japanese illusionist, Tenko Hikita aka 'Princess Tenko' poses with memorabilia of the late US pop superstar Michael Jackson at the Julien's Auctions official exhibition in Tokyo on August 24, 2010. The exhibition will be held until September 6, 2010 before being auctioned in Macau in October. (Photo: AFP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Japanese illusionist, Tenko Hikita aka 'Princess Tenko' poses with memorabilia of the late US pop superstar Michael Jackson at the Julien's Auctions official exhibition in Tokyo on August 24, 2010. The exhibition will be held until September 6, 2010 before being auctioned in Macau in October. (Photo: AFP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Japanese illusionist, Tenko Hikita (C) aka 'Princess Tenko' poses with Julien's auctioneers president Darren Julien (R) and executive director Martin Nolan (L) during a press preview for memorabilia of the late US pop superstar Michael Jackson at the Julien's Auctions Official Exhibition in Tokyo on August 24, 2010. The exhibition will be held until September 6, 2010 before being auctioned in Macau in October. (Photo: AFP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Julien's auctioneers president Darren Julien delivers a speech during a press preview for memorabilia of the late US pop superstar Michael Jackson at the Julien's Auctions official exhibition in Tokyo on August 24, 2010. The exhibition will be held here until September 6 to be auctioned in Macau in October. (Photo: AFP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Michael Jackson's autograph made a day before the pop legend died and Japan's popular illusionist Princess Tenko won a bid is displayed during the Julien's Auction Official Exhibition MJ46 in Tokyo Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. (Photo: AP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Memorabilia of the late US pop superstar Michael Jackson, an orange shirt he wore for the 1992 "Jam" video session with basketball legend Michael Jordan, is displayed at the Julien's Auctions official exhibition in Tokyo on August 24, 2010. The exhibition will be held until September 6, 2010 before being auctioned in Macau in October. (Photo: AFP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Memorabilia of the late US pop superstar Michael Jackson, a handwritten poetry (L) and a handwritten prose (R) are displayed at the Julien's Auctions official exhibition in Tokyo on August 24, 2010. The exhibition will be held until September 6, 2010 before being auctioned in Macau in October. (Photo: AFP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
Memorabilia of the late US pop superstar Michael Jackson, the Michael Jackson Japanese Police Badge jacket (R) and the Beat It jacket from Bad Tour (L), are displayed at the Julien's Auctions official exhibition in Tokyo on August 24, 2010. The exhibition will be held until September 6, 2010 before being auctioned in Macau in October. (Photo: AFP)
World celebrates Michael Jackson\'s birthday
This picture shows a jacket (R) that Michael Jackson wore during filming of a 1984 Pepsi commercial in which he suffered serious burns in an accident, and other stage costumes at the Julien's Auctions official exhibition in Tokyo on August 24, 2010. The exhibition will be held until September 6, 2010 before being auctioned in Macau in October. (Photo: AFP)

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