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Dallas ceremony marks JFK assassination

Thousands stand during the US national anthem in a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy. Credit: Reuters/Jim Bourg.

Thousands of people endured the rain and cold in downtown Dallas to mark the exact moments 50 years ago when President John F. Kennedy was shot dead.

The Dallas Police Department Honorary Colour Guard and the US Naval Academy Men's Glee Club attend the ceremony in downtown Dalla. Credit: Reuters/Jim Bourg.

A sombre tolling of bells and started the ceremony, before those assembled observed a minute silence, followed by a rendition of "America the Beautiful."

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