US commemorates JFK's death

The US is commemorating president John F Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

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Obama and Clinton lay wreath at JFK memorial

The Obamas and the Clintons honour assassinated US President John F Kennedy Credit: Reuters

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have paid their respects at the grave of former President John F Kennedy to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

They were joined by former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton.

President Obama and former President Clinton escort Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, to the service Credit: Reuters

A wreath was laid at the grave site in Arlington National Cemetery.

Surviving members of the Kennedy family were also present.

Flame burns above grave of John F Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery Credit: Reuters

On Friday the nation will remember the shooting which happened in Dallas in 1963.

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