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The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy

On November 22nd 1963 JFK was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald. The horrid tragedy haunts America to this day.

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    An eternal flame is lit at the gravesite memorial of US President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, September 24, 2013. November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination during a visit to Dallas, Texas, in 1963.

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    German President Heinrich Luebke, French President General Charles de Gaulle, Germany's Chancellor Ludwig Erhard and French Premier Maurice Couve de Murville pay respect to the flag-draped coffin of the late US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) in front of the Capitole in Washington, D.C., 24 November 1963 during the funeral of the President. JFK, the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), was assassinated in Dallas, Tx, 22 November 1963, while on a political trip through Texas.

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    Family and chiefs of state pay their last respects in front of the coffin of late US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK), on November 24, 1963 in Arlington cemetery, during his funerals. JFK, the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), was assassinated in Dallas, 22 November 1963, while on a political trip through Texas.

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    John F. Kennedy Jr wipes his eyes, near his mother Jacqueline Kennedy (L) at the funeral of her father US President John F. Kennedy 26 November 1963 in Washington, DC. A plane piloted by John F. Kennedy, Jr. was missing 17 July 1999 after departing from a small airport near New York City en route to Martha's Vineyard, MA.

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    Jacqueline Kennedy(C) stands with her two children Caroline Kennedy(L) and John F. Kennedy, Jr.(R) and brothers-in law Ted Kennedy (L, back) and Robert Kennedy (2ndR) at the funeral of her husband US President John F. Kennedy 26 November 1963 in Washington, DC. The 40th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy is remembered on 22 November 2003.

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    US Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy and US Senator Edward Kennedy, respectively brothers of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK, 1917-1963) and the widow of the president, walk down steps from St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D.C., 25 November 1963 during the funeral of the President. JFK, the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), was assassinated in Dallas, Tx, 22 November 1963, while on a political trip through Texas.

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    A Navy ambulance, near Air Force One, waits for the body of slain President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, assassinated in Dallas, and US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, on November 22, 1963 at Andrews Air Force Base, just outside Washington, DC. After Air Force One landed, the body of President Kennedy was taken to Bethesda Naval Hospital for an immediate autopsy.

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    In this 22 November 1963 file photo, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (R) and Lady Bird Johnson (2ndL), watch as US Vice President Lyndon Johnson (C) is administered the oath of office by Federal Judge Sarah Hughes as he assumed the presidency of the US following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Onassis, 64, died 19 May in New York City.

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    Picture dated 22 November 1963 of US President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, shortly before his assassination in Dallas.

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    Visitors pay their respects by leaving flowers at the grave of assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetery November 22, 2003 in Arlington, Virginia. Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of JFK's assassination in 1963.

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    A view taken on October 8, 2013 of the basement garage where Lee Harvey Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby in the old Dallas City Hall in Dallas, Texas, on November 24, 1963. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza.

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    A view of a garage entrance to the old City Hall used by Jack Ruby as seen October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused killer of US President John F. Kennedy, was killed by Jack Ruby while being transferred from city jail to county jail. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza.

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    A view of a service elevator used to transfer Lee Harvy Oswald in the old city hall as seen October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Oswald, the accused killer of US President John F. Kennedy, was killed by Jack Ruby while being transferred from city jail to county jail. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza.

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    A view of a former Dallas City Jail cell allegedly used to house Lee Harvey Oswald as seen October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused killer of US President John F. Kennedy, was killed by Jack Ruby while being transferred from city jail to county jail. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza.

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    Seen from the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository building a woman stands at an X which marks the approximate place where John F. Kennedy received a fatal head shot on Elm Street in Dealey Plaza October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The X is unofficially maintained and was used in investigations to mark the spot where a fatal shot was was delivered to US President John F. Kennedy's head while riding in an open top limo. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza.

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    A reflection of where John F. Kennedy died is seen in protective glass surrounding the window where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly made his fatal shot is seen in the Sixth Floor Museum formally the site of the Texas School Book Depository October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building now houses the Sixth Floor Museum which is dedicated to the history behind the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza.

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    The window where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly assassinated John F. Kennedy is seen in the Sixth Floor Museum formally the site of the Texas School Book Depository October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building now houses the Sixth Floor Museum which is dedicated to the history behind the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza.

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    A view of the Dallas County Administration Building which formerly housed the Texas School Book Depository is seen October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. According to official reports by the Warren Commission Lee Harvey Oswald used a Carcano riffle to assassinate US President John F. Kennedy as his motorcade passed. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza.

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    A view of the Dallas County Administration Building which formerly housed the Texas School Book Depository is seen October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. According to official reports by the Warren Commission Lee Harvey Oswald used a Carcano riffle to assassinate US President John F. Kennedy as his motorcade passed. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza.

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    A view of Downtown Dallas is seen October 9, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza.

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    Photos show people reading newspapers after the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy at the Newseum on September 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Newseum has put together the exhibit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas.

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    A photo made November 4, 2013 in Washington, DC shows the official schedule of the former US President John F. Kennedy, distributed by the White House Office, prior to his trip to Dallas, Texas between November 20-22, 1963 during which he was assassinated. November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas.

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    A page from the UPI news wire is seen in an old teletype from the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy at the Newseum at the September 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Newseum has put together the exhibit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas.

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    Visitors pay their respect by leaving flowers at the grave of assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetery November 22, 2003 in Arlington, Virginia. Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of JFK?s assassination in 1963.

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    The gravesite and eternal flame at the memorial of former US President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, September 24, 2013. November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination during a visit to Dallas, Texas, in 1963.

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    Senator John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, were crowd favorites at this parade. Whenever their car halted, the Kennedys were surrounded by well-wishers seeking to shake his hand and shouting "Good luck, Jack," or "Hi, Senator."

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    John Kennedy and wife Jackie meet French President General de Gaulle at the Elysee Palace on June 2, 1960 in Paris, France.

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    John Kennedy Jr. playing in the Oval Office at the White House, Washington, DC, October 15, 1963.

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    John Kennedy Jr. playing in the Oval Office at the White House, Washington, DC, October 15, 1963.

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    John F. Kennedy at The Elysee Palace on February 25, 1958.

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    John F. Kennedy at The Elysee Palace on February 25, 1958.

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    John F. Kennedy at The Elysee Palace on September 15, 1958.

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    John F. Kennedy November 7, 1957.

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    Madame Nicole Alphand, the wife of the French Ambassador Herve Alphand, introduces President John Kennedy to celebrants at the gala for honoring the first visit of the Mona Lisa to the National Art Gallery on January 8, 1963 in Washington, DC.

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    President John F. Kennedy awards the Collier Trophy to the seven Mercury astronauts in the White House rose garden.

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    American politician John F Kennedy addressing delegates and a film crew during nominations for the Democratic presidential candidacy.

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    American President John Fitzgerald Kennedy stands on a platform for his inauguration as 35th President on the east front of the US Capitol, January 20, 1961. His parents, Rose and Joseph Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird Johnson accompany him on the platform.

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    US president John F Kennedy makes a broadcast to the American public from his White House office in Washington DC, upon his return from a trip to Europe.
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    U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy pose with their family on Christmas Day at the White House, Washington, D.C., December 25, 1962. Caroline Kennedy, unidentified, John F. Kennedy Jr., Anthony Radziwill, Prince Stanislaus Radziwill, Lee Radziwill, and their daughter, Ann Christine Radziwill.

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    Republican vice president Richard Nixon and democratic senator John F. Kennedy take part in a televised debate during their presidential campaign.

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    Senator John F. Kennedy sits atop a car with his wife Jacqueline Kennedy, waving during a parade moving along Broadway, New York City, October 19, 1960.

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    Motorcycle outriders lead the motorcade of American President John F Kennedy on a tour of Berlin with West German chancellor Konrad Adenauer.

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    Presidential candidates Richard Nixon, later the 37th President of the United States, and John F Kennedy, the 35th President, during a televised debate.

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    American poet Robert Frost is presented with a medal by President John F Kennedy at the White House, in turn the president received a book of poems from Frost. Also present is Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson (second from right), who became President following the assassination of Kennedy.

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    President John F Kennedy is driven through the crowded streets with his wife Jackie on the day of his inauguration.

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    John F. Kennedy leaving the residence of the American Embassador in Vienna on the occasion of the Summit Conference with Nikita Chruschtschow. Photography. 1961.

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    President John F. Kennedy stands before an adoring crowd at Rudolph Wilde Platz before his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech on June 26, 1963, in Berlin, West Germany.

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    President John F. Kennedy waits for his car at the airport before his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech on June 26, 1963, in Berlin, West Germany.

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    Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kennedy attends a campaign event on November 1, 1960, in San Francisco, California.

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    President John F. Kennedy looks thoughtful behind his sunglasses circa the early 1960s.

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    President John F. Kennedy fields a question at a press conference on April 14, 1961, in Washington, DC. This press conference took place three days before the failed "Bay of Pigs" invasion of Cuba and just three months into Kennedy's presidency.

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    President John F. Kennedy listens to a question during a press conference on April 14, 1961, in Washington, DC. This press conference took place three days before the failed "Bay of Pigs" invasion of Cuba and just three months into Kennedy's presidency.

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    Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kennedy attends a campaign event on November 1, 1960, in San Francisco, California.

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    Candidate John F. Kennedy looks over the crowd during a campaign stop during the presidential primary, 1960. West Virginia, United States.

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    President John Kennedy and his wife Jackie and their children John Jr and Caroline at Palm Beach, Florida on April 14, 1963.

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