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Parade in D.C. honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday - 1/16/2012, 2:15pm  ET

Andrew Mollenbeck
The parade down MLK Avenue is back for the first time since 2004. (WTOP/Andrew Mollenbeck)

MLK parade returns to D.C.

WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck reports


WASHINGTON - Martin Luther King Jr. is being honored with a parade in Washington.

Monday's parade begins at 11 a.m. Participants are gathering on the grounds of St. Elizabeths in Southeast. The parade starts at Friendship Public Charter School, which is across from St. Elizabeths, and runs along Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. to Leckie Elementary School.

This is the first time since 2004 that the city has held a parade on the holiday which honors the civil rights leader.

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