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AP PHOTOS: Anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' march

Monday - 3/4/2013, 6:44am  ET

Vice President Joe Biden embraces U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., as they prepare to lead a group across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., Sunday, March 3, 2013. They were commemorating the 48th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when police officers beat marchers when they crossed the bridge on a march from Selma to Montgomery. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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More than 5,000 people followed Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma, Ala., on Sunday.

The event commemorates the "Bloody Sunday" beating of voting rights marchers -- including a young Lewis -- by state troopers as they began a march to Montgomery in March 1965.

The 50-mile march prompted Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act that struck down impediments to voting by African-Americans and ended all-white rule in the South.

Here's a look at photos from the march.

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