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Apple fans around the world pay tribute to Steve Jobs

msnbc.com staff and news service reports:

"I was so saddened. For me it was like Michael Jackson or Princess Diana — that magnitude." Stephen Jarjoura, 43, Sydney.

"My teachers asked me what kind of person I wanted to be and I told them I wanted to be like Steve." Henry Men Youngfan, engineering student, Beijing.

From the titans of high technology to teenagers armed with iPads, millions of people around the world mourned digital-gadget genius Steve Jobs as a man whose wizardry transformed their lives in big ways and small. Read the full story.

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CUPERTINO, CA: Chinese exchange students from nearby De Anza College use candles to create the Apple logo and Steve Jobs' last name in Chinese characters.

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HONG KONG: A boy looks at a figure of Steve Jobs next to flowers laid in his tribute at an Apple store.

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TOKYO: An apple is placed next to a flower at the entrance of the Shibuya Apple store.

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TOKYO: Satoko Sakai prays in front of flowers outside the Shibuya Apple store.

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CUPERTINO, CA: An iPhone-lit tribute to Steve Jobs outside Apple headquarters.