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21 Incredible Pictures From The Life Of John F. Kennedy

As the US government releases the final batch of classified documents pertaining to the 1963 assassination of JFK, we look back at his life in pictures.

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US Ambassador to Great Britain Joseph P. Kennedy and his son, John F. Kennedy, arrive in New York aboard the Queen Mary for the Christmas holidays in 1938.

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Swooning Kennedy supporters hang onto the linked arms of state police officers while awaiting his arrival for a presidential campaign appearance in Michigan in late 1960.

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The Kennedys shake hands with a crowd after arriving at Love Field for a campaign stop in Dallas, hours before the president's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.

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Kennedy smiles at the crowds lining their motorcade route in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Minutes later the president was assassinated as his car passed through Dealey Plaza.

CORRECTION

The photo of the Kennedys in Fort Worth was taken the morning of JFK's assassination. A previous version of this post misstated the date.

CORRECTION

The photo of the Kennedys on Christmas was taken in Palm Beach. A previous version of this post misidentified the location.


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