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Former U.S. President John F. Kennedy (center), first lady Jacqueline Kennedy (right) and Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife are pictured riding in the presidential motorcade moments before Kennedy was shot Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. (Reuters file photo)

Tragic day remembered

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It was 50 years ago, but nearly everyone who was alive then easily remembers where they were and what they were doing when they found out President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed.

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At the age of 46, the president was shot while visiting Dallas, Texas, on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963.

Many people remember finding out while in school or at work, recalling the shock, grief and uncertainty that followed the news as an entire nation realized its leader was gone.

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