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** FILE ** "It's amazing to be here today," said Michael Berry, a Washington, D.C., native. He 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 said he was 13 when King was assassinated, and he remembers the riots and the impact they had on his neighborhood, his city and the nation. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

** FILE ** "It's amazing to be here today," said Michael Berry, a Washington, D.C., native. He 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 said he was 13 when King was assassinated, and he remembers the riots and the impact they had on his neighborhood, his city and the nation. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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