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Douglas E. Massenburg, lead park ranger at the African Burial Ground National Monument in Manhattan, speaks to Occupy the Dream demonstrators before they march to the Federal Reserve as part of Martin Luther King Day. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations

Photos from Martin Luther King Day 2012 celebrations around the country.

A man hands out pamphlets during a Martin
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A man hands out pamphlets during a Martin Luther King Day parade in Washington, D.C. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight-year hiatus. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the
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Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, addresses the crowd during a rally at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. Hundreds of people rallied outside the South Carolina capitol on Martin Luther King Day to protest the state's voter identification law. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Members of the Enfuzion marching unit participate in
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Members of the Enfuzion marching unit participate in a Martin Luther King Day parade in Washington, D.C. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight-year hiatus. (Jan. 16, 2012 )

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People march during a Martin Luther King Day
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People march during a Martin Luther King Day parade in Washington, D.C. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight-year hiatus. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Occupy the Dream demonstrators rally outside the Federal
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Occupy the Dream demonstrators rally outside the Federal Reserve in New York City. on Martin Luther King Day. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Delois Blakely prays at the African Burial Ground
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Delois Blakely prays at the African Burial Ground National Monument in Manhattan before leading Occupy the Dream demonstrators on a march to the Federal Reserve on Martin Luther King Day. (Jan. 16, 2012)

An Occupy the Dream demonstrator holds a sign
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An Occupy the Dream demonstrator holds a sign at a rally outside the Federal Reserve in Manhattan on Martin Luther King Day. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Occupy the Dream demonstrators march to the Federal
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Occupy the Dream demonstrators march to the Federal Reserve in Manhattan on Martin Luther King Day. (Jan. 16, 2012)

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First lady Michelle Obama and her daughter, Malia,
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First lady Michelle Obama and her daughter, Malia, listen as President Obama speaks to volunteers at the Browne Education Center in Washington, D.C., before taking part in a community service project to mark Martin Luther King Day. (Jan. 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama speaks to volunteers as first
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President Barack Obama speaks to volunteers as first lady Michelle Obama looks on at the Browne Education Center in Washington, D.C., on Martin Luther King Day. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich listens to speakers at
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Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich listens to speakers at the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration breakfast at the Canal Street Recreation Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Alicia Watkins, of Washington, smiles as she visits
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Alicia Watkins, of Washington, smiles as she visits the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Angelique Marcus, of Baltimore, Md., touches a quote
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Angelique Marcus, of Baltimore, Md., touches a quote on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington before a ceremony to honor his legacy. (Jan. 16, 2012)

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Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to
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Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to volunteers during a Martin Luther King Day event at Girard College in Philadelphia. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Ray Thomas, left, representing Nassau County Executive Edward
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Ray Thomas, left, representing Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano's office, Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick and Nassau County Legis. Kevan Abrahams attend a Martin Luther King Day event at Faith Baptist Church Cathedral in Hempstead. (Jan. 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama gestures as he arrives in
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President Barack Obama gestures as he arrives in a library at the Browne Education Center in Washington, D.C., to take part in a community service project on Martin Luther King Day. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Douglas E. Massenburg, lead park ranger at the
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Douglas E. Massenburg, lead park ranger at the African Burial Ground National Monument, speaks to Occupy the Dream demonstrators before they march to the Federal Reserve in Manhattan on Martin Luther King Day. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Douglas E. Massenburg, lead park ranger at the
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Douglas E. Massenburg, lead park ranger at the African Burial Ground National Monument in Manhattan, speaks to Occupy the Dream demonstrators before they march to the Federal Reserve as part of Martin Luther King Day. (Jan. 16, 2012)

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