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Jarrod McKenna of Perth, Australia, jumps down from a wall after taking a photograph of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on Tuesday, the day the Department of the Interior announced it will remove the controversial truncated “drum major” quote on the side of the memorial rather than replace it with the full quote. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Jarrod McKenna of Perth, Australia, jumps down from a wall after taking a photograph of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on Tuesday, the day the Department of the Interior announced it will remove the controversial truncated “drum major” quote on the side of the memorial rather than replace it with the full quote. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, postponed in August because of Hurricane Irene, has been rescheduled for Oct. 16. D.C.-rights advocates will use the occasion to hold a rally and march. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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As Hurricane Irene approaches the U.S. east coast, storm clouds hang in the sky above following a downpour of rain, the newly built Martin Luther KIng Jr. National Memorial stands tall against a darkening sky in Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 25, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray holds a press conference to announce activities and events leading up to the dedication of the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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The site of the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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At right in the blue suit, President/CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Harry E. Johnson gives D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton a tour at the site of the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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The walls of the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial contain engraved quotations from King. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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From left, D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Mayor Vincent are seen during a press conference at the site of the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Construction continues at the site of the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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The sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr. is seen at the site of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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President and CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Harry E. Johnson gestures while giving D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton a tour at the site of the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)