Jesse Helms Dies at 86

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    Feb. 10, 2005: Retired Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., receives applause after being acknowledge by President Bush during his visit to BTI Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall, in Raleigh, N.C.

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    Aug. 22, 2001: Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., gives the thumbs-up sign as he leaves WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C.

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    June 17, 1999: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., makes his opening statement at Richard Holbrooke's confirmation hearing.

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    June 16, 1983: President Ronald Reagan greets Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C. at a dinner honoring Helms in Washington.

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    Aug. 22, 2001: Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., arrives at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., to tape an announcement that he would retire at the end of his term in 2003.

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    Oct. 6, 1996: Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) high-fives Johnathan Prevette, 6, of Lexington, N.C., during pre-race activities prior to the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway near Concord, N.C.

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    Nov. 5, 1996: Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., left, is congratulated by Sen. Lauch Faircloth, R-N.C.

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    Dec. 12, 2005: Photo supplied by the Jesse Helms Center shows Bono, left, of U2 and former North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms share a greeting at a pre-concert meal at the new Charlotte Bobcats Arena in Charlotte, N.C.