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President Obama And Elie Wiesel Light Candles At The Holocaust Museum

Some very moving photos. To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, the president toured the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate — and Holocaust survivor — Elie Wiesel. President Obama took the opportunity to denounce human rights abuses in Iran and Syria.

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President Barack Obama and Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel stop for a moment of silence in the Hall of Remembrance as they toured the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, Monday, April 23, 2012.

Carolyn Kaster / AP
Carolyn Kaster / AP
Carolyn Kaster / AP
Carolyn Kaster / AP
Carolyn Kaster / AP

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Gavon Laessig is a deputy news director and front page editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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