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US marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

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With flags fluttering at half-staff, the United States paused Friday to mourn President John F. Kennedy and a generation's broken dreams, cut down 50 years ago by an assassin's bullet. 

Flags are lowered to half staff to honor the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, who was killed fifty years ago today, on November 22, 2013, in Washington, DC

The young leader's brutal televised death, a dark turning point even in an era gripped by the Cold War nuclear stand-off and bloodshed in the jungles of Vietnam, shocked a global audience of millions.

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