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JFK Assassination: The Day the President Was Shot

President Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963. His assassination continues to be scrutinized by historians and conspiracy theorists alike.

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Image: President John F. Kennedy, front, right, exits the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth

President John F. Kennedy exits the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, at 8:45 a.m. on Nov. 22, 1963. He is on his way to greet crowds and make a speech. At right, holding a hat and wearing a raincoat is Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Image: President John F. Kennedy is greeted by an enthusiastic crowd in front of the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth

A large crowd greets President Kennedy in front of the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth.

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Image: President John F. Kennedy is greeted by an enthusiastic crowd in front of the Hotel Texas

President Kennedy shakes hands with supporters in front of the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth.

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Image: President John F. Kennedy applauds Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson at the Fort Worth, Texas Chamber of Commerce breakfast

President Kennedy applauds Vice President Johnson at the Fort Worth, Texas Chamber of Commerce breakfast. The vice president's wife, Lady Bird Johnson is at far left.

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Image:  President John F Kennedy stands in his motorcade as it passes a brass band and viewing stand, and turns onto Weatherford Street in Fort Worth

President Kennedy stands in his motorcade as it passes a brass band and viewing stand in Fort Worth. 

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Image: People, including right-wing protesters carrying a Confederate flag and anti-Kennedy placards, await the arrival of President Kennedy

Protesters hold a Confederate flag and anti-Kennedy placards as they wait for President Kennedy's arrival at Love Field Airport in Dallas.

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Image: President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, arrive at Love Field airport in Dalla

President Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrive at Love Field Airport in Dallas.

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Image: Anti-Kennedy protesters with placards are seen among the throngs of supporters that came out to Love Field in Dallas

Protesters stand among supporters at Love Field to see the president and first lady arrive in Dallas. 

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Image: President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy ride in the backseat of an open limousine

President Kennedy and the first lady ride in the backseat of an open limousine on Main Street at Ervay Street in Dallas as the presidential motorcade approaches Dealey Plaza. Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife Nellie are seated in the limousine's jump seats.

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Image: John F. Kennedy,Jacqueline Kennedy,John Connally,Nellie Connally

President John F. Kennedy waves from his car in a motorcade approximately one minute before he was shot in Dallas. Riding with Kennedy are the first lady right, Texas Gov. John Connally, far left, and Nellie Connally, second from left.

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Image: President John F. Kennedy slumps down in the back seat of the Presidential limousine as it speeds along Elm Street toward the Stemmons Freeway overpass

President Kennedy slumps down in the back seat of the Presidential limousine as it speeds along Elm Street toward the Stemmons Freeway overpass after being shot in Dallas. Mrs. Kennedy leans over the president as Secret Service agent Clinton Hill rides on the back of the car.

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Image: John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, John Connally, Nellie Connally, Clinton Hill

The limousine carrying President Kennedy races toward the hospital seconds after he was shot in Dallas with agent Hill on the back of the car. Mrs. Connally bends over her wounded husband and the first lady leans over the president.

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Image: Ike Altgens, J.W. Altgens, James W. Altgens

Witnesses Bill and Gail Newman shield their children on the ground at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. AP Wirephoto operator-photographer J.W. "Ike" Altgens, stands, far right.

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Image: Women burst into tears outside Parkland Hospital upon hearing that President John F. Kennedy died

Women cry outside Parkland Hospital in Dallas after hearing Kennedy died.

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Image: Lee Harvey Oswald, suspected assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, holds up his manacled hands at police headquarters in Dallas

Lee Harvey Oswald at police headquarters in Dallas where he is held for questioning.

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Image: People line the street as the hearse bearing the body of slain U.S. President John F. Kennedy drives past a television truck as it leaves Parkland Hospital

People line the street as the hearse bearing the body of President Kennedy drives past a television truck as it leaves Parkland Hospital in Dallas, to be flown to Washington.

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Image: Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as President of the United States of America in the cabin of the presidential plane as Jacqueline Kennedy stands at his side

Johnson is sworn in as President of the United States of America aboard Air Force One as Jacqueline Kennedy stands at his side at Love Field in Dallas. Judge Sarah T. Hughes, a Kennedy appointee to the Federal court, left, administers the oath. In background, from left are, Jack Valenti, administrative assistant to Johnson; Rep. Albert Thomas, D-Texas.; Mrs. Johnson; and Rep. Jack Brooks, D-Texas.

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Image: Her stockings and dress soiled, widowed first lady Jacqueline Kennedy reaches for the door of the ambulance carrying the body of her slain husband at Andrews Air Force Base

The first lady, with her stockings and dress stained with blood, reaches for the door of the ambulance carrying the body of her slain husband at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Mrs. Kennedy had just arrived from Dallas with her husband's body. The President's brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, accompanies her at right.

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