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In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 file photo, (Credit: AP)

In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 file photo, Rev. Sun Myung Moon speaks during a mass wedding ceremony arranged by the church at Sun Moon University in Asan, South Korea. Rev. Moon, self-proclaimed messiah who founded the Unification Church, has died at age 92, church officials said.

Rev. Sun Myung Moon through the years

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who turned his Unification Church into a worldwide religious movement and befriended North Korean leaders as well as U.S. presidents, has died, church officials said. He was 92.

In this July 4, 1985 file photo, Rev.
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In this July 4, 1985 file photo, Rev. Sun Myung Moon smiles and waves as he leaves the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn. Moon, who heads the Unification Church, was jailed last July on tax evasion charges. He left Danbury to serve the remainder of his sentence at a halfway house in Brooklyn, N.Y. Rev. Moon, self-proclaimed messiah who founded the Unification Church, has died at age 92, church officials said.

In this Sept. 14, 2002 photo, Rev. Sun
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In this Sept. 14, 2002 photo, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, center left, and his wife Hak Ja Han Moon walk down a red carpet as they are introduced during the Affirmation of Vows part of the Interreligious and International Couple's Blessing and Rededication Ceremony at New York's Manhattan Center. About 500-600 couples participated in the New York ceremony and an estimated 21 million couples participated worldwide via a simulcast to 185 countries. Rev. Moon, self-proclaimed messiah who founded the Unification Church, has died at age 92, church officials said.

In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 file photo,
(Credit: AP)

In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 file photo, Rev. Sun Myung Moon speaks during a mass wedding ceremony arranged by the church at Sun Moon University in Asan, South Korea. Rev. Moon, self-proclaimed messiah who founded the Unification Church, has died at age 92, church officials said.

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In this Nov. 29, 1997 file photo, the
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In this Nov. 29, 1997 file photo, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, center left, and his wife Hak Ja Han Moon officiate a mass wedding ceremony during at RFK Stadium in Washington. Moon, self-proclaimed messiah who founded the Unification Church, has died at age 92, church officials said.

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