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Civil rights activists the Rev. Al Sharpton, left, jokingly bows as he greets Rev. Joseph E. Lowery at his arrival for a celebration of Lowery’s 90th birthday, Sunday in Atlanta. The second in command to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Lowery has outlived King and many other civil rights-era contemporaries. He has witnessed the fall of segregation and the nation’s first black president, and he has continued to fight for equality and social justice.

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Obama pays homage to civil rights icon Lowery

Hundreds help civil rights leader celebrate his 90th birthday in Atlanta Sunday.

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