Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication

Thousands gather at the National Mall in Washington for the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

"it's amazing to be here today," said Washington, D.C. native Michael Berry, seen here walking past the sculpture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was first in line to see the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial when it opened to the public on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Mr. Berry says he was 13 when Dr. King was assassinated, and he remembers the riots and the impact they had on his neighborhood, his city and the nation. He says he'll be coming down again on Sunday for the dedication. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

"it's amazing to be here today," said Washington, D.C. native Michael Berry, seen here walking past the sculpture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was first in line to see the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial when it opened to the public on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Mr. Berry says he was 13 when Dr. King was assassinated, and he remembers the riots and the impact they had on his neighborhood, his city and the nation. He says he'll be coming down again on Sunday for the dedication. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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