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JFK: A look back in LIFE photos

On the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, LIFE.com presents photos taken in the hours before — as well as the moments immediately after — the killing that shocked the world. Click here for more photos from 1947-1963 and here for scenes from the president's wedding in 1953.


 

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Nov. 22, 1963: President John Kennedy delivers a brief speech outside the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, Texas, shortly before flying to Dallas. This photo was not published in LIFE. (Art Rickerby—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

 

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Nov. 22, 1963:  John and Jackie Kennedy at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. This photo was not published in LIFE. (Art Rickerby—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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Nov. 22, 1963: Lyndon Johnson with Jackie and John Kennedy in Forth Worth, Texas, just hours before JFK's assassination. This photo was not published in LIFE. (Art Rickerby—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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Nov. 22, 1963: President John Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Johnson and others at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Fort Worth, Texas. This photo was not published in LIFE. (Art Rickerby—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) 

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Nov. 22, 1963: Commuters leaving New York City read of John F. Kennedy's assassination. (Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

 

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Nov. 25, 1963: Robert Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy and Edward Kennedy at John F. Kennedy's funeral at Arlington Cemetery. This photo was not published in LIFE. (Stan Wayman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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Nov. 25, 1963: Jacqueline Kennedy and Robert Kennedy at John F. Kennedy's funeral at Arlington Cemetery. This photo was not published in LIFE. (Stan Wayman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

 

JFK: A look back in LIFE photos

On the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, LIFE.com presents photos taken in the hours before — as well as the moments immediately after — the killing that shocked the world. Click here for more photos from 1947-1963 and here for scenes from the president's wedding in 1953.


 

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