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Robbie Thompson participates in a march honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in San Antonio. Parades and celebrations have been scheduled across Texas to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday in his name.

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Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, fourth from right, takes part in an annual wreath laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January.

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Letters spelling "We Believe" are carried by a group during a march honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in San Antonio.

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Rudy Garza waves a U.S. flag as a march honoring Martin Luther King Jr. passes, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in San Antonio.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. De Blasio told a packed audience Monday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music that the "price of inequality has deepened." The mayor says economic inequality is closing doors for hard-working people in the city and around the country.

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Brothers Lotanna, 6, left, and Kelo Ekwegbalu, 6, of Powder Springs, Ga., lay on the ground of the balcony during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Atlanta.

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Newly elected Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams speaks at a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Mayor Bill de Blasio told a packed audience Monday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music that the "price of inequality has deepened." The mayor says economic inequality is closing doors for hard-working people in the city and around the country.

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Bernice King, second from right, talks with pastor Raphael Warnock, second from left, during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Atlanta. Bernice King is the daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Christine King Farris, right, is the only living sibling of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Also pictured is Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed, left.

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The men's choir from the People's Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Md., sing at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hugs his wife Chirlane McCray at a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. De Blasio told a packed audience Monday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music that the "price of inequality has deepened." The mayor says economic inequality is closing doors for hard-working people in the city and around the country.

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Activist and entertainer Harry Belafonte gives the keynote address for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at Hill Auditorium on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich., for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.

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North Carolina NAACP President William Barber waves to the crowd as he waits to speak at the King Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Barber was invited to speak about social justice.

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Marchers make their way to the South Carolina Statehouse during the King Day rally on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. NAACP President William Barber told the crowd of a few thousand people that what conservatives leaders have done to the country is mighty low, but he thinks they are ready to find higher ground.

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North Carolina NAACP President William Barber, left, interim national NAACP President Lorraine Miller, center, and South Carolina NAACP President Lonnie Randolph, right, march to the South Carolina Statehouse as part of the King Day at the Dome rally on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Columbia, S.C.

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North Carolina NAACP President William Barber talks about fighting for social justice at the King Day rally on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Barber told the crowd of a few thousand people that what conservatives leaders have done to the country is mighty low, but he thinks they are ready to find higher ground.

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Bernice King, second from left, is honored by Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed, lower right, for her speech earlier during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Atlanta. Bernice King is the daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Bernice King, left, Christine King Farris, second from left, Gov. Nathan Deal, third from left, and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, second from right, are shown before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Atlanta.

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Christine King Farris speaks during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Atlanta. Christine King Farris is the only living sibling of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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First lady Michelle Obama, center, with daughter Malia Obama and presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, make burritos at DC Central Kitchen as part of a service project in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Washington. Also helping were President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha Obama.

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A young girl dances under a banner during a march honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in San Antonio.

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A man stops to take photos during a march honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in San Antonio. Parades and celebrations have been scheduled across Texas to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday in his name.

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Thousands participate in a march honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in San Antonio. Parades and celebrations have been scheduled across Texas to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday in his name.

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Gallery updated: 1/20/2014 3:39 PM

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated around the country on Monday.
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