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U.S. leaders honor civil rights activist Rosa Parks with statue

U.S. President Barack Obama applauds during the unveiling ceremony for the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama applauds during the unveiling ceremony for the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama applauds during the unveiling ceremony for the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) reaches out to touch the statue of Rosa Parks during its unveiling in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. With Obama are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (L), House Speaker John Boehner (2nd R) and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) reaches out to touch the statue of Rosa Parks during its unveiling in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. With Obama are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (L), House Speaker John Boehner (2nd R) and...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) reaches out to touch the statue of Rosa Parks during its unveiling in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. With Obama are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (L), House Speaker John Boehner (2nd R) and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) sits alongside an emotional House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after unveiling of a statue in honor of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) sits alongside an emotional House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after unveiling of a statue in honor of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) sits alongside an emotional House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after unveiling of a statue in honor of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)(4th L), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(3rd R) and others participate in the unveiling of a statue in honor of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)(4th L), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(3rd R) and others participate in the unveiling of a statue in honor of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, in Statuary Hall in the...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)(4th L), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(3rd R) and others participate in the unveiling of a statue in honor of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the unveiling ceremony for the Rosa Parks statue (L) in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the unveiling ceremony for the Rosa Parks statue (L) in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the unveiling ceremony for the Rosa Parks statue (L) in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama shares a moment with Terrell Anderson, 3, at the unveiling of a statue in honor of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama shares a moment with Terrell Anderson, 3, at the unveiling of a statue in honor of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama shares a moment with Terrell Anderson, 3, at the unveiling of a statue in honor of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R) attend the unveiling ceremony of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R) attend the unveiling ceremony of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R) attend the unveiling ceremony of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama listens to House Speaker John Boehner make remarks during the unveiling ceremony for the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama listens to House Speaker John Boehner make remarks during the unveiling ceremony for the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama listens to House Speaker John Boehner make remarks during the unveiling ceremony for the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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