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08/28/2013 07:17 pm ET

March On Washington Photos: Then And Now

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Today, as the country commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, Americans reflected on the historic significance of the fight for equality.

The photos from the original demonstration capture the nation on the cusp of monumental change, and today's photos reflect a glimpse of how the past and the present unite.

Take a look at photos from then and now that capture key moments from the historic march both in 1963 and 2013.

1963:
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2013:
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1963:
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2013:
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1963:
at the lincoln memorial during march on washington

2013:
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1963:
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2013:
president obama to deliver remarks at the let free

1963:
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2013:
former presidents commemorate 50th annivers

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