Top Photos: Selma March 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago marchers crossing a bridge in Selma, Alabama, for a voting rights demonstration were beaten by police in a confrontation called "Bloody Sunday." On Saturday, March 7, 2015, activists, politicians, and luminaries from across the U.S. flocked to Selma to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark event.

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Crowds take a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Selma, Ala. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday,' a civil rights march in which protestors were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma. (AP Photo/Bill Frakes)
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Thousands of people took a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Selma, Alabama. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," a civil rights march in which protestors were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma.
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Mercedes Binns, who has been to Selma 17 times because of its civil rights history, walks on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Sunday, March 8, 2015.
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Crowds take a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
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Crowds take a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Selma, Alabama.
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Crowds of people on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Selma.
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Crowds walk on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Selma, Alabama.
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A crowd stands outside watching a video screen showing the Sunday service at Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church before a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Sunday, March 8, 2015.
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President Barack Obama, center, walks as he holds hands with Amelia Boynton, who was beaten during "Bloody Sunday," as they and the first family and others including Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), left of Obama, walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday," a landmark event of the civil rights movement, Saturday, March 7, 2015.
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President Barack Obama leads a delegation across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk near the Edmund Pettus Bridge March 7, 2015, for the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," a landmark event of the civil rights movement.
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President Obama waves with his wife Michelle Obama during a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march on March 7, 2015 in Selma, Alabama.
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Former first lady Laura Bush, left, first lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., former President George W. Bush, and Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), hold hands during a prayer after the president's speech in Selma.
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President Barack Obama speaks in front of the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 2015 in Selma, Alabama.
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President Barack Obama speaks by the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.
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A crowd looks on as President Barack Obama speaks in front of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.
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Former President George W. Bush and first lady Michelle Obama speak before President Barack Obama delivers a speech and takes a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
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President Barack Obama speaks near the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
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President Obama hugs civil rights icon U.S. Rep John Lewis (D-GA), before speaking in front of the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 2015 in Selma, Alabama.
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Former first lady Laura Bush, former U.S. president George W. Bush, first lady Michelle Obama, U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Rep John Lewis (D-GA) look on during a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march on March 7, 2015 in Selma, Alabama.
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People wait to hear President Barack Obama speak in front of the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 2015 in Selma.
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A large crowd forms near a stage where President Barack Obama will speak in Selma.
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President Barack Obama, right, and first lady Michelle Obama tour the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma, Ala., on the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday," a landmark event of the civil rights movement, Saturday, March 7, 2015.
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A woman waves flags in a large crowd near a stage where President Barack Obama will speak in Selma.
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Malia Obama, left, and Sasha Obama walks toward the stage before their father President Barack Obama speaks in Selma.
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President Barack Obama points to visitors as they walk toward Marine One Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Montgomery, Alabama.
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The Rev. Martin Luther King III, left, walks with supporters March 7, 2015, in Selma.
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Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to supporters in Selma.
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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Former President George W. Bush after Obama spoke to a large crowd near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Selma, Ala. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday,' a civil rights march in which protestors were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma.
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A large crowd forms near a stage where President Barack Obama will speak in Selma.
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The Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, speaks with supporters in Selma.
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