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Trayvon Martin Case Captures Washington's Attention—PICTURES

April 12, 2012

Florida officials charged George Zimmerman on Wednesday evening with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a case that has sparked a public conversation and dominated headlines. From a March rally on Capitol Hill to President Obama's news conference during which he addressed the slaying, here's a look at scenes from Washington regarding the case:

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The parents of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton (right) and Tracy Martin, hold hands as they watch a news conference in Washington with special prosecutor Angela Corey in Sanford, Fla., announcing charges against George Zimmerman on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. ((AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool))

People in the crowd stand and cheer during a news conference about the arrest of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin. The news conference was at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. ((AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin))

The Rev. Al Sharpton (center), accompanied by Trayvon Martin's parents, Tracy Martin (left) and Sybrina Fulton, gestures during a news conference at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2012.((AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin))


President Obama answers a reporter's question about the death of Trayvon Martin on Friday, March 23, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. ((AP Photo/ Haraz N. Ghanbari))

People hold signs spelling out "Justice 4 Trayvon" during a rally in support of Trayvon Martin at Freedom Plaza in Washington, on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Martin, an unarmed young black teen, was fatally shot by a volunteer neighborhood watchman. ((AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin))

Brandon Andrews, president of the African-American Men on the Hill staff association, said, "It could have been me." He once lived in Florida and said he walked the same streets as Martin. He told the audience, "We have a mandate" to end racial injustice.(Julia Edwards)


A crowd gathers on the House steps on the eastern side of the Capitol for Hoodies on the Hill. (Chet Susslin)

Senate Chaplain Barry Black said, "We need to do more to make justice flow like waters and righteousness flow like a mighty stream." Black said he was once profiled in San Diego, when police officers singled him out as being the culprit of neighbors' "suspicious person" complaints.(Julia Edwards)

The crowd gathered at "Hoodies on the Hill" raises their hands as the Senate Chaplain Barry Black leads them in prayer.(Julia Edwards)


In this April 2, 2012, file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder speaks in Washington. Holder said on Wednesday that the Justice Department will take appropriate action in the killing of Trayvon Martin.((AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File))

AME Bishop John R. Bryant is seen wearing a hoodie in honor of Trayvon Martin at the Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House before President Obama delivers remarks, on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Washington. ((AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster))

Kia Sears of Washington (right), with her dog Dash, attends a rally for Trayvon Martin in Washington on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Sears picked up a hoodie for her dog that morning special for the rally, where many people wore hooded sweatshirts in support of Martin. ((AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin))


This series of frame-grabs from video, provided by House Television shows Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., taking off his jacket to wear a hoodie and sunglasses as he speaks on the House floor on March 28, 2012. He received a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber.(AP Photo/House Television)

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