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07/09/2013 03:00 pm ET

5 Years Ago Today, Ted Kennedy Received This Incredible Reception In The Senate (VIDEO)

Five years ago today, an ailing Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) made a dramatic return to the Senate floor after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

Kennedy returned to cast a single vote to help break a Republican filibuster of an important Medicare bill. Kennedy, who was 76 at the time, shouted "aye!" and flashed two thumbs up as lawmakers gave him a lengthy welcome back to the Senate floor.

Watch a video of Kennedy's incredible reception above.

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