January 16, 2012 Slideshows

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day coverage 

Joeff Davis
The 44th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service served as a touching tribute to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Auburn Avenue. Above, Janice Welch sings "We Worship You for Who You Are," before the start of the service.
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Members of the Commemorative Service Choir sing "Worthy is God to be Praised."
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It was a capacity crowd for the 44th Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service.
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed speaks during the service.
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Commemorative Service Choir sings "Hallelujah" during the service.
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Gov. Nathan Deal delivers remarks during the service.
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A member of the congregation shouts in appreciation.
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Ms. Andrea Helms sings "Change."
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Rev. Benford Stellmacher stands and gives praise during congressman David Scott's speech.
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Miss Farris Christine Watkins, Martin Luther King Jr.'s great-niece, spoke about the importance of the youth leading the movement.
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Dr. Bernice A. King, Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, introduced a tribute to her mother, Coretta Scott King.
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A member of the audience holds a picture of Coretta Scott King during the special tribute to her.
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The community of Pittsburgh in Southwest Atlanta came together to clean up vacant lots and sidewalks.
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A family walks past the cleanup initiative's Dumpster at the corner of Arthur and McDaniel streets.
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Justin took the day off to help clean up the corner of Arthur and McDaniels streets with his cub scout den in Pittsburgh, Atlanta.
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Stephen C. Jones cleans up a pit of trash in Pittsburgh, a neighborhood in Southwest Atlanta.
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Community member clean up a vacant lot that had become a trash dump in Pittsburgh, Atlanta.
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James Copeland picks up trash near the sidewalk.
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A joyous crowd of thousands danced, sang, shouted, and marched through downtown Atlanta in celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Individuals from Trinity House-Big Bethel, a program that provides transitional housing and support for homeless and addicted men in Atlanta were a spirited group at the front of the march.
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Members of the Teamsters Local 728 were amongst the groups that led the march. They chanted "What's outrageous? Wall Street wages!"
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Steppers from Alpha Phi Alpha broke out in dance throughout the March.
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Marchers from groups like Amnesty International, Occupy Atlanta and Georgia Peace and Justice were amongst the many social justice groups that participated in the King Day march.
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A throng of people march down Auburn Avenue during the King March.
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Martin Luther King Jr. pictures filled the streets, even on neckties.
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Has he not been killed Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 83 on January 15th, 2012.
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Members of the Commemorative Service Choir sing "Worthy is God to be Praised."
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