PHOTO GALLERY: Ted Kennedy dies at 77

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | 10:54 a.m. CDT; updated 4:01 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 26, 2009
In a Sept. 27, 2004, photo, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass delivers his speech about the effect of the war in Iraq on America's security at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

BOSTON – Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77.

As a member of the Senate for nearly half a century, Kennedy compiled a list of legislative achievements in many areas including health care, civil rights, education and immigration.

To see an interactive timeline of Kennedy's life go to

In this July 17, 1981, photo, Supreme Court nominee Sandra Day O'Connor and Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., make a statement to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
In this Jan. 28, 2008, photo, then-Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., smiles with Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., during a rally at American University in Washington, D.C., where Kennedy endorsed Obama.
In this Jan 8, 2002, photo, President George W. Bush, and Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., laugh before speaking at an event in Boston.
This undated photo shows the Kennedy brothers, John F. Kennedy, left, Robert Kennedy, and Ted Kennedy, right, in Hyannis Port, Mass.
In this Feb. 23, 1962, photo, Ted Kennedy inspects the Berlin Wall at Bernauer Street.
Joseph P. Kennedy and his wife Rosemary Kennedy pose with their nine children for this picture in 1938 at Bronxville, N.Y. From left are, seated: Eunice, Jean, Edward (on lap of his father), Patricia, and Kathleen. Standing: Rosemary, Robert, John, Mrs. Kennedy, and Joseph, Jr.

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