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GALLERY: Washington Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s Inauguration

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photo of Julia Edwards
January 21, 2011

(FROM LEFT) Frank Mankiewicz, Robert F. Kennedy’s former press secretary; Ethel Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy’s widow; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; and Jean Ann Kennedy Smith, sister of the former president.

 Vice President Joseph Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Caroline Kennedy talk during an event to honor John F. Kennedy's inauguration on Capitol Hill.

Caroline Kennedy takes the Senate subway to an event in the room where John F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for president. Along for the ride are her daughter, Rose; son, Jack; and husband Edwin Schlossberg.

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the first man to walk in space and the second to set foot on the moon, arrives for the ceremony.

Jean Ann Kennedy Smith (L), the sister of John F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Bobby Kennedy.

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island, son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, stands in the room where his uncle delivered his inaugural address 50 years ago.

A White House staffer sports a Kennedy pin in honor of the occasion.

 

President Obama addresses the crowd on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's famous inagural “Ask not” speech. Obama said that it was because of the late president that he was able to stand there with the title today.

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