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Death of a president: Looking back on the assassination of John F. Kennedy

These photographs, supplied by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, detail the president's trip to Dallas, Texas, where he was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, and the funeral services that followed. Half a century later, conspiracy theories still thrive in all mediums as to whether gunman Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

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Nov. 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy descend the stairs from Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. (Cecil Stoughton/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)

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Nov. 22, 1963: President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy exit the Hotel Texas after the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Breakfast in Fort Worth, Texas. (Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John. F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)

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Nov. 22, 1963: The head table at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, Hotel Texas, Fort Worth, Texas: (L-R) Lady Bird Johnson, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy. (Cecil Stoughton, White House Photographs/John. F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)

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Nov. 22, 1963: View from President Kennedy's motorcade through Dallas, Texas. (Cecil Stoughton, White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)

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Nov. 22, 1963: President Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy arrive at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. (Cecil Stoughton, White House Photographs/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)

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Nov. 22, 1963: Frightened onlookers lay on the grass in reaction to shots fired as cameramen record their actions at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. (Cecil Stoughton, White House Photographs/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)

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Nov. 22, 1963: President Kennedy's casket is loaded on to Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. Onlookers include Lawrence "Larry" O'Brien, Jacqueline Kennedy and Dave Powers. (Cecil Stoughton/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)

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Nov. 22, 1963: President Kennedy reaches out to the crowd gathered at the Hotel Texas Parking Lot Rally in Fort Worth, Texas. (Cecil Stoughton/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)

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Nov. 22, 1963: Judge Sarah T. Hughes administers the Presidential Oath of Office to Lyndon Baines Johnson aboard Air Force One at Love Field, Dallas Texas. Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Kennedy, Jack Valenti, Congressman Albert Thomas, Congressman Jack Brooks, Associate Press Secretary Malcolm Kilduff (holding microphone) and others witness. (Cecil Stoughton, White House/John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston)

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Nov. 24, 1963: Kennedy family members leaving the funeral ceremony for President John F. Kennedy. Photograph includes: (L-R) unidentified (possibly Jean Smith), Robert F. Kennedy, Patricia Lawford, Caroline Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy, Jr. at the east front entrance of the Capital Building in Washington, D.C. (Abbie Rowe, National Parks Service/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)

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Nov. 23, 1963: President Kennedy's casket lies in state in the East Room of the White House, attended by two members of the honor guard. (Abbie Rowe/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)

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Nov. 25, 1963: Burial service for President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery with pallbearers carrying the casket to the grave. (Cecil Stoughton, White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)

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Nov. 24, 1963: Preparing for procession to Capitol, from left-right: President Johnson, R. Sargent Shriver, Steven Smith, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Jr., Caroline Kennedy, Honor Guard. White House, North Portico. (Abbie Rowe, National Park Service/John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston)

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Nov. 25, 1963: The caisson enters the White House grounds after returning from the Capitol. (Cecil Stoughton, White House Photographs/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)

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Death of a president: Looking back on the assassination of John F. Kennedy

These photographs, supplied by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, detail the president's trip to Dallas, Texas, where he was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, and the funeral services that followed. Half a century later, conspiracy theories still thrive in all mediums as to whether gunman Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

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