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Michael Jackson held a press conference in London on Thursday to announce that he will once again perform live in a concert series this summer.
Jackson's appearance gave the press its first opportunity to photograph the reclusive "King of Pop" in years.
He has been spotted by paparazzi on occasion at book stores and in Las Vegas, and even reportedly dressed as a woman in Bahrain, but there have been few public appearances in years.
Below are photos and zooms of photos of Jackson on Wednesday. Despite wearing black sunglasses and what appears to be a thick wig, there was still plenty to look at.
(All photos Getty & AP)