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Representative Lewis acknowledges the crowd as he and House Minority Leader Pelosi take their seats at a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
Representative Lewis acknowledges the crowd as he and House Minority Leader Pelosi take their seats at a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) , also a former civil rights leader, acknowledges the crowd as he and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) take their seats at a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 31, 20

Representative Lewis, House Minority Leader Pelosi and House Speaker Boehner bow their heads in prayer during a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
Representative Lewis, House Minority Leader Pelosi and House Speaker Boehner bow their heads in prayer during a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) (L-R), a former civil rights leader, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) bow their heads in prayer during a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washin

House Minority Leader Pelosi applauds Representative Lewis as he arrives for a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
House Minority Leader Pelosi applauds Representative Lewis as he arrives for a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) applauds Representative John Lewis (D-GA) , a former civil rights leader, as he arrives for a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 31, 2013. The centerpiece of the hist

U.S. Representative Lewis is flanked by House Minority Leader Pelosi, House Speaker Boehner as he speaks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
U.S. Representative Lewis is flanked by House Minority Leader Pelosi, House Speaker Boehner as he speaks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) is flanked by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) as he speaks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 31, 2013. The centerpiece of the histori