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Gary Simpkins of Heyworth, Illinois portrays Abraham Lincoln making his pre-inaugural Farewell Address, during one of several gatherings marking the 150th Anniversary of the address on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. Simpkins was speaking at Illinois State University's Bone Student Center in Normal, Illinois. Organizers hoped a Guinness World Record-breaking 224,000 people would take part in the simultaneous reading of the address at sites throughout the country Friday. (AP Photo/The Pantagraph, Steve Smedley)

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