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PHOTO GALLERY: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication in Washington

Sunday, October 16, 2011 | 6:50 p.m. CDT; updated 9:08 p.m. CDT, Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thousands of people honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at Sunday's formal dedication of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington.

President Barack Obama, center, his daughter Malia Obama, left, and Harry Johnson, president and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation, to his right, look up at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, as King family members and the first family look at the National Mall in Washington on Sunday. From right are Marion Robinson, first lady Michelle Obama and Sasha Obama.
The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks to the cheering crowd of thousands at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication in a ceremony hosted by the Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation in West Potomac Park on Sunday.
A woman raises her hand toward the sky as gospel music is performed during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington on Sunday.
Tony Blackwell of Woodbridge, Va., holds up a sign as thousands gather at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication in a ceremony hosted by the Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation in West Potomac Park on Sunday.

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