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Monday, July 28, 2014


JFK: His Life In Pictures

Published 19 November 2013

November 22, 2013, will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas at the age of 46. These are some of the iconic moments in Kennedy's life, including photographs of his parents and siblings, scenes from the hotly contested U.S. presidential campaign in 1960, the high points of Kennedy's presidency, the assassination in Dallas, and his funeral in Washington.

1

John Fitzgerald Kennedy's father, Joseph Kennedy (second left), and his mother Rose (third left), seen here in London in 1938 with JFK's siblings (left to right) Kathleen, Edward (Ted), Patricia, Jean, and Robert.

2

JFK (right) and his older brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (left), beside their father, Joseph, in Southampton, England on the deck of French "Normandy" cruiser liner after their arrival from the United States on July 2, 1938. Joseph was later killed in action, in 1944, during World War II.

3

The crew of the patrol torpedo boat PT-109, including U.S. Navy Lt. John F. Kennedy (right), seen here near Guadalcanal in the southwestern Pacific in July 1943.

4

Democratic nominee John F. Kennedy during the 1960 presidential campaign in New York on May 14, 1960.

5

The Republican Party nominee, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon, and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Senator John Kennedy, discuss their differences in the first nationally televised debate between presidential candidates, in a Chicago television studio, on September 26, 1960.

6

Kennedy is sworn in as the 35th U.S. president by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren in front of the Capitol in Washington D.C., on January 20, 1961.

7

President Kennedy gives a speech to the U.S. Congress on May 26, 1961, asking that lawmakers allocate the money to send the first man to the moon before 1970.

8

President Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev head to their first meeting in June 1961 to start a round of talks in Vienna. This was a year before the beginning of the Cuban missile crisis, during which Kennedy ordered a blockade of Cuba after the Soviet Union began to transport missiles to the island.

9

President Kennedy with daughter Caroline and son John Jr. in the Oval Office of the White House on October 10, 1962.

10

President Kennedy at the White House signing a proclamation to stop the delivery of offensive weapons to Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962.

11

President Kennedy gives a speech at the Schoeneberg city hall in Berlin on June 26, 1963. It was here that he made his famous statement, "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) to underscore U.S. support for West Germany and empathy for people living in the divided city of Berlin.

12

President Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline ride in the motorcade through the city of Dallas just moments before the president was assassinated on November 22, 1963.

13

President Kennedy's funeral procession to St. Matthew's Cathedral with the caisson and casket, standard bearers, riderless horse, and mourners at the White House in Washington on November 25, 1963.

14

Jacqueline Kennedy stands with her two children, Caroline and John Jr., and brothers-in law Edward (Ted) (back left) and Robert (back right) at President Kennedy's funeral on November 26, 1963, in Washington, D.C.