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John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address: Rare Pictures Of The Event From Life.com (PHOTOS)

John F Kennedy Inaugural Address

First Posted: 01/20/11 02:09 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

Fifty years ago, on Jan. 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy delivered his Inaugural Address as the 35th President of the United States.

Kennedy spoke on a bitterly cold day in Washington, D.C., yet the setting was filled with cheers and hope for the future.

Life.com sent a handful of photographers to chronicle the inauguration, though some of those photos never ran.

Have a look at some of the amazing unpublished images from 50 years ago below. You can find the full gallery at LIFE.com.

Photos courtesy of LIFE.com.

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