JFK Funeral

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The statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Capitol rotunda looks down on the flag-draped casket of the late President John F. Kennedy, as he lies in state, in this Nov. 24, 1963 photo in Washington. (AP PhotoHarry Harris)
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The flag-draped casket of President John F. Kennedy lies in state in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Nov. 23, 1963. (AP Photo)
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The flag-draped casket of President John F. Kennedy lies in state in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Nov. 23, 1963. (AP Photo)
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Members of the White House staff file past the body of John F. Kennedy, lying in repose in a closed, flag-draped coffin in the historic East Room of the Executive Mansion in Washington, Nov. 23, 1963. Behind the casket is a large bouquet of rhododendron and in front is a great spray lilies and carnations. (AP PhotoHenry Burroughs)
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The caisson bearing the flag-draped coffin of President John F. Kennedy, is shown leaving the White House in procession down Pennsylvania Avenue, in Washington, en route to Arlington National Cemetery, November 25, 1963. (AP Photo)
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During the funeral procession for President John F. Kennedy, a riderless horse is shown with boots reversed in the stirrups, symbolizing a fallen hero, Nov. 25, 1963 in Washington. (AP Photo)
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Widow Jacqueline Kennedy, left, kneels and reaches out to touch the casket of her slain husband, John F. Kennedy, in the rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Nov. 24, 1963. Their daughter Caroline kneels beside her. (AP Photo)
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President Lyndon B. Johnson places a wreath beside the casket of John F. Kennedy in the rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, Nov. 24, 1963. (AP Photo)
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Jacqueline Kennedy and her two children, John Jr. and Caroline stand at the top steps of the Executive Mansion as the body of President John F. Kennedy is carried from the Executive Mansion to lie in state at the Capitol, Nov. 24, 1963. (AP Photo)
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A general view outside St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C., during President John F. Kennedy's funeral, with flag-draped coffin in the foreground, Nov. 25, 1963. The president's brothers can be seen behind the casket. At left is Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), and at right entering limousine is Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. (AP Photo)
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The First Family watches John F. Kennedy's funeral procession in Washington on Nov. 25, 1963, three days after the president was assassinated in Dallas. Widow Jacqueline Kennedy, center, daughter Caroline Kennedy, left, and son John Jr., are accompanied by the late president's brothers Sen. Edward Kennedy, left, and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. (AP Photo)
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Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of slain President John F. Kennedy, holds her children's hands outside St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, after funeral Mass for the president, Nov. 25, 1963. In front, from left: Caroline, Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy Jr. Behind them are the president's brothers, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), left, and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. (AP Photo)
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Three-year-old John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father's casket in Washington on Nov. 25, 1963, three days after the president was assassinated in Dallas. Widow Jacqueline Kennedy, center, and daughter Caroline Kennedy are accompanied by the late president's brothers Sen. Edward Kennedy, left, and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. (AP Photo)
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Jacqueline Kennedy, her children Caroline and John Jr., and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy arrive at the Capitol in Washington, Nov. 24, 1963. They rode from the White House in a procession carrying the slain president's body to the Capitol. Behind them are President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife Lady Bird Johnson. (AP Photo)
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Public mourners, waiting to view the flag-draped casket of the late President John F. Kennedy in the Capitol rotunda, line the sidewalk as night falls, Nov. 24, 1963. The casket of the president will be on view throughout the night until funeral services tomorrow. (AP Photo)
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The camera is forgotten and its tearful owner is comforted by a companion as the horse-drawn caisson bearing the body of President John F. Kennedy passes on way to the Capitol, Nov. 24, 1963. (AP Photo)
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Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy is seen entering St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church with her children, Caroline and John, Jr., to attend the funeral mass for her husband John F. Kennedy in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 25, 1963. Behind them is Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. (AP Photo)
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President John F. Kennedy's widow and his brothers arrive for the funeral Mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, Nov. 25, 1963. In front are Robert F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy. In between and behind Robert and Mrs. Kennedy is Sargent Shriver. President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson are in the background. Others are unidentifed. (AP Photo)
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Burial of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, Nov. 25, 1963. His brother Robert F. Kennedy and widow Jacqueline Kennedy arrive with the president's mother, Rose Kennedy behind them as the coffin is placed at the grave. (AP PhotoJohn Rooney)
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A horse-drawn caisson carrying the flag-draped casket of the late President John F. Kennedy moves out of the Capitol plaza en route to St. Matthew's Cathedral for funeral services, Nov. 25, 1963. (AP Photo)
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Members of the Kennedy family attend U.S. President John F. Kennedy's burial at Arlington Cemetary, in Arlington, Va. on Nov. 25, 1963. At center with veil is JFK's mother, Rose Kennedy his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy and far right, his widowed wife, Jacqueline Kennedy. (AP Photo)
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This is a general view inside the Washington Cathedral during a memorial service for slain President John F. Kennedy, Nov. 23, 1963. The services were sponsored by the Council of Churches of Greater Washington. Kennedy was shot by an assassin yesterday in Dallas. (AP Photo)
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Representatives of all branches of the military act as pall bearers during the funeral of President John F. Kennedy as they leave following funeral services at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, Nov. 25, 1963. Behind them are members of the Kennedy family, with widow Jacqueline Kennedy in front holding the hands of her young children, Caroline, left, and John Jr. The president's brothers, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy are behind her with other members of the family around them. (AP Photo)
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This is a general view inside St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, during funeral Mass for President John F. Kennedy, Nov. 25, 1963. (AP Photo)
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Funeral procession of President John F. Kennedy nears Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Nov. 25, 1963. In the background, from left, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the dome of the Capitol building can be seen. (AP Photo)
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Casket carrying the body of the late President John F. Kennedy is gently lifted by bearers at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, Nov. 25, 1963, as it reached its final resting place. Jacqueline Kennedy, in background, is followed by her husband's brothers, Robert, left, and Sen. Edward Kennedy. (AP Photo)
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President De Gaulle of France and other dignitaries salute as servicemen hold an American flag above the casket of slain President John F. Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetary, Nov 25, 1963. President Heinrich Lubke of West Germany is beside De Gaulle. West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard is right. Undersecretary of Commerce Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. is at upper right. (AP Photo)
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Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, holds the American flag that covered the coffin of her husband. She is shown here at Arlington National Cemetery November 25, 1963, after the president was buried. (AP PhotoEddie Adams)
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Servicemen stand guard over the flower-banked grave of the late President John F. Kennedy as dawn breaks at Arlington National Cemetery, Nov. 26, 1963. A white picket fence encloses the area where the president is buried. (AP Photo)

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50th Anniversary of the JFK assassination.

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