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50th anniversary of Selma to Montgomery marches

KKK members appear in downtown Montgomery, Ala., during anniversary of Selma to Montgomery marches - @wsfa12news

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Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery, AL, US

Photo: Marchers make their way down Montgomery Street on the way to the Alabama state capitol to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Selma voting rights marches - @wsfa12news

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50th anniversary of Selma to Montgomery marches

House Speaker John Boehner skipped Selma anniversary for California fundraisers, sources tell CNN - @deirdrewalshcnn

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50th anniversary of Selma to Montgomery marches

Participants sing 'This Little Light of Mine,' 'We Shall Overcome,' as crowd leads itself across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' - @latimes

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50th anniversary of Selma to Montgomery marches

Live video: On the ground at the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. - @stringwire

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Editor's note: Following earlier unconfirmed reports that officials had canceled today's anniversary march across Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge due to crowd size, people have begun traversing the span, with thousands more queued up behind them. However, a pastor at the scene has suggested to NBC News that the number of people massed at the bridge may interfere with plans for special guests to participate. - Tricia

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Photo: A crowd of thousands lines up to cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge - @PhotoZornCBS46

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Photo: Marchers cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., to mark the 50th anniversary of the march to Montgomery - @MeganHayesFOX6

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Photo: A crowd listens to politician and activist Andrew Young speak via monitors outside Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Ala. - @TeamKCP

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Ku Klux Klan grand dragon Robert Jones confirms 4,000 fliers distributed in Selma and Montgomery as a reminder that, 'The clan is still out there and we are watching' - @aldotcom

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Photo: The crowd as of about an hour ago waiting to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. - @PhotoZornCBS46

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Editor's note: We are following reports that Alabama officials have halted today's symbolic march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., due to the large number of participants, and will update when details are given. - Tricia

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Photo: Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at services marking the 50th anniversary of the march to Montgomery, saying of voter rights, 'Selma is in the mirror; Shelby is in the windshield' - @JNelsonLDF

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50th anniversary of Selma to Montgomery marches

Mayor George P. Evans says 41,000 people went through security gates at Selma anniversary event Saturday, plus 20,000 counted by parks service - @JoyAnnReid

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During services at Selma church Attorney General Eric Holder repeats 3 times that 1965 marches were spurred by the shooting of 'an unarmed young black man' - @ThinkingYoung

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Photo: Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Ala., a starting point for the 1965 marches - @JNelsonLDF

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Photo: Family of Michael Brown exits church services in Selma, Ala., with their hands up, chanting - @trymainelee

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Photo: President Obama, his wife, Michelle, and and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. - @dsupervilleap

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Photo: The Obama family and Bush family join marchers to cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge - @jeffmason1

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President Obama, in Selma: 'Everywhere in this country, there are 1st steps to be taken, and new ground to cover and more bridges to be crossed'

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