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This photo was taken by Alyssa Pointer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP on July 30, 2020. In the image, Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd after addressing services for the late Rep. John Lewis at the famed Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. In the center is pastor Bernice King, the youngest child of Martin Luther King Jr. The pastor on the left is the Rev. Raphael Warnock who is also a leading Democratic candidate in Georgia for the U.S. Senate. Obama’s speech was as much a eulogy for Lewis as it was a warning and call to action to protect voting rights in the upcoming national election.
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