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    Giselle Shapiro of Los Angeles listens to President Obama speak at the dedication and opening ceremony of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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    First lady Michelle Obama hugs former President George W. Bush during the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture Saturday.

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    President Obama walks into the Grand Foyer of the White House with Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, and first lady Michelle Obama, to speak at a reception Friday in advance of the museum's official dedication on Saturday.

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    An exhibit on the Civil War is on display at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.

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    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell arrives for the dedication ceremony at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington on Saturday.

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    A statue of the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute is on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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    A statue of pioneer Clara Brown, who was born a slave in Virginia around 1800, is on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. After her slaveowner died in 1856 and she was freed, Brown traveled to Colorado where she established a successful laundry business.

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    President Obama, with first lady Michelle Obama and Ruth Odom Bonner, center, ring a bell to signal the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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