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John Lewis: 1940 - 2020
John Lewis, a pioneer of the civil rights movement and long-time member of the U.S. House of Representatives, has died at the age of 80.

Lewis had announced in December that he had advanced pancreatic cancer.
USA-IMMIGRATION/AID
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June 25, 2019
U.S. Rep. John Lewis speaks at a news conference held by Democrats on the state of voting rights in America...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Politicians on the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington
U.S. Rep. John Lewis speaks at a news conference held by Democrats on the state of voting rights in America the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis
PEOPLE-ELIJAH-CUMMINGS/
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October 24, 2019
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus wait in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda...
Washington, USA
Rep. Lewis and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus wait in U.S. Capitol Rotunda to enter...
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus wait in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda to enter memorial services for Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) as a group at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. October 24, 2019. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool via Reuters
USA-CIVILRIGHTS/SELMA
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March 07, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd L) participates in a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma,...
Selma, UNITED STATES
Obama participates in a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama
U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd L) participates in a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015. Also pictured are first lady Michelle Obama (L), U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) (2nd L), former first lady Laura Bush (2nd R) and former president George W. Bush (R). The event comes on the 50th anniversary of the 'Bloody Sunday' march at the bridge, where police and state troopers beat and used tear gas against peaceful marchers who were advocating against racial discrimination at the voting booth. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-CIVILRIGHTS/SELMA
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March 07, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) hold hands with former President George...
Selma, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Obama and first lady Michelle hold hands with former President Bush and former first lady...
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) hold hands with former President George W Bush (R) and former first lady Laura Bush (L) and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) during commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 'Bloody Sunday' historical civil rights march at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-CONGRESS/
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January 03, 2019
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is embraced by U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) inside the House...
Washington, UNITED STATES
The U.S. House of Representatives meets for start of the 116th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington...
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is embraced by U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) inside the House Chamber as the U.S. House of Representatives meets for the start of the 116th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-ELECTION/GEORGIA
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November 06, 2018
U.S. Democratic Representative John Lewis puts on his "I'm Georgia Voter" sticker after casting a ballot...
Atlanta, UNITED STATES
U.S. Democratic Representative John Lewis puts on his "I'm Georgia Voter" sticker after casting a ballot...
U.S. Democratic Representative John Lewis puts on his "I'm Georgia Voter" sticker after casting a ballot in midterm elections at Wolf Creek Library in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant
USA-TRUMP/TAX
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February 07, 2019
Committee Chairman U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) (C) and ranking member Representative Mike Kelly...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. Representative Lewis and ranking member Kelly preside over a House Ways and Means Committee Oversight...
Committee Chairman U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) (C) and ranking member Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) preside over a House Ways and Means Committee Oversight Subcommittee hearing on whether to compel candidates for U.S. president and vice president to release their tax records, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
FLORIDA-SHOOTING/GUNS
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June 22, 2016
A photo tweeted from the floor of the U.S. House by Rep. Donna Edwards (R) shows Democratic members of...
Washington, UNITED STATES
A photo tweeted from the floor of the U.S. House by Rep. Edwards shows Democratic House members staging...
A photo tweeted from the floor of the U.S. House by Rep. Donna Edwards (R) shows Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including herself and Rep. John Lewis (L) staging a sit-in on the House floor "to demand action on common sense gun legislation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Rep. Donna Edwards/Handout
FLORIDA-SHOOTING/GUNS
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June 23, 2016
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (2nd L) talks to supporters along with House Democrats after their sit-in...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) talks to supporters along with House Democrats after their sit-in over gun-control...
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (2nd L) talks to supporters along with House Democrats after their sit-in over gun-control law on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
USA-OBAMA/
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August 06, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) hugs Representative John Lewis (D-GA) at the end of his remarks to...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Obama hugs Lewis at the end of his remarks to a conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the...
U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) hugs Representative John Lewis (D-GA) at the end of his remarks to a conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act at the White House in Washington August 6, 2015. Also pictured is Attorney General Loretta Lynch (R). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-CIVILRIGHTS/SELMA
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March 07, 2015
Former first lady Laura Bush ( from L to R), former president George W. Bush, first lady Michelle Obama,...
Selma, UNITED STATES
The Bush family, the Obamas and Lewis participate in a commemoration at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma,...
Former first lady Laura Bush ( from L to R), former president George W. Bush, first lady Michelle Obama, U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) participate in a commemoration at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015. Obama called on Americans to carry forward the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement on Saturday during a visit to Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a march that sparked the 1965 Voting Rights Act. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
USA-IMMIGRATION
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October 08, 2013
Representative John Lewis (D-GA) is detained after protesting outside the front of the U.S. Capital for...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Representative John Lewis is detained after protesting outside the front of the U.S. Capital for comprehensive...
Representative John Lewis (D-GA) is detained after protesting outside the front of the U.S. Capital for comprehensive immigration reform in Washington, October 8, 2013. Dozens were arrested when they blocked the street in front of the capital on Tuesday. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST)
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February 15, 2011
Rep. John Lewis receives the Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Rep. John Lewis receives the Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in...
Rep. John Lewis receives the Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington February 15, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
USA-DREAM/MARCH
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August 24, 2013
Rev. Al Sharpton (2nd R) links arms with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), as they begin to march during the 50th...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Commemoration march of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington
Rev. Al Sharpton (2nd R) links arms with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), as they begin to march during the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington August 24, 2013. To Sharpton's right are Martin Luther King III and his wife Arndrea Waters King. Thousands of marchers were expected in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST)
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April 25, 2018
U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) talks with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) as they wait for French President Emmanuel...
Washington, UNITED STATES
French President Macron addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington
U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) talks with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) as they wait for French President Emmanuel Macron's address to a joint meeting of Congress in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-POLITICS/GEORGIA
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June 21, 2017
Congressman John Lewis addresses supporters of Democrat Jon Ossoff as they wait for the poll numbers...
Atlanta, UNITED STATES
Congressman John Lewis addresses supporters of Democrat Jon Ossoff as they wait for the poll numbers...
Congressman John Lewis addresses supporters of Democrat Jon Ossoff as they wait for the poll numbers to come in for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry
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July 19, 2020
U.S. Representative John Lewis addresses the marchers in the Annual Bloody Sunday March across the Edmund...
Selma, UNITED STATES
U.S. Representative John Lewis addresses the marchers in the Annual Bloody Sunday March in Selma
U.S. Representative John Lewis addresses the marchers in the Annual Bloody Sunday March across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, U.S. March 1, 2020. Picture taken March 1, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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February 25, 2019
91st Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 24, 2019. Amandla...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
91st Academy Awards - Oscars - Hollywood
91st Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 24, 2019. Amandla Stenberg and U.S. Rep John Lewis (D-GA) introduce "Green Book" as a nominee for Best Picture. REUTERS/Mike Blake
USA-ELECTION/GEORGIA
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November 06, 2018
U.S. Democratic Representative John Lewis high fives a girl while entering Wolf Creek Library to vote...
Atlanta, UNITED STATES
U.S. Democratic Representative John Lewis high fives a girl while entering Wolf Creek Library to vote...
U.S. Democratic Representative John Lewis high fives a girl while entering Wolf Creek Library to vote during midterm elections in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant
USA-TRUMP/TAX
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February 07, 2019
Committee Chairman U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and ranking member Representative Mike Kelly...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. Representative Lewis and ranking member Kelly preside over a House Ways and Means Committee Oversight...
Committee Chairman U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and ranking member Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) preside over a House Ways and Means Committee Oversight Subcommittee hearing on whether to compel candidates for U.S. president and vice president to release their tax records, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-TRUMP/CONGRESS
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January 03, 2017
U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) delivers a few remarks as he votes for Representative Nancy Pelosi...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Crowley delivers a few remarks as he votes for Pelosi for House Speaker at the U.S. Capitol in Washington...
U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) delivers a few remarks as he votes for Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for House Speaker on the first day of the new session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-POLITICS/JOHN-LEWIS
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May 24, 2018
Commencement speaker U.S. Representative John Lewis arrives for the 367th Commencement Exercises in Cambridge,...
Cambridge, UNITED STATES
Commencement speaker U.S. Representative John Lewis arrives for the 367th Commencement Exercises in Cambridge...
Commencement speaker U.S. Representative John Lewis arrives for the 367th Commencement Exercises in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
USA/
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March 04, 2007
Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) (L) talks to U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) during...
Selma, UNITED STATES
Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama talks to US Congressman Lewisin Selma
Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) (L) talks to U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) during the 42nd Annual Commeration of the 1965 Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March at Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Selma, Alabama, March 4, 2007. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES)
USA-ELECTION/CLINTON
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February 15, 2016
U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) (R), speaks on stage with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary...
Las Vegas, UNITED STATES
U.S. Representative John Lewis speaks on stage with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton...
U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) (R), speaks on stage with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada February 14, 2016. REUTERS/David Becker
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September 30, 2014
United States Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) gets a hug from entertainer Oprah Winfrey (2nd L) as producer...
Cambridge, UNITED STATES
John Lewis gets a hug from Oprah Winfrey as Harvey Weinstein and Shonda Rhimes applaud during a ceremony...
United States Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) gets a hug from entertainer Oprah Winfrey (2nd L) as producer Harvey Weinstein (2nd R) and television producer and writer Shonda Rhimes (R) applaud during a ceremony to honor all of them with W.E.B. Du Bois Medals at the Hutchins Center Honors at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
KENNEDY
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May 21, 2001
Former U.S. President Gerald Ford (L) hugs U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) after the two men received...
Boston, USA
Former U.S. President Gerald Ford (L) hugs U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) after the two men rece.....
Former U.S. President Gerald Ford (L) hugs U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) after the two men received John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage awards May 21, 2001 at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston. Ford was honored with the 2001 award for pardoning former President Richard Nixon in 1974, while Lewis was given the first-ever JFK "lifetime achievement award" for his civil rights work.
USA
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March 05, 2000
President Bill Clinton (C) listens to speakers along with Rev. Jesse Jackson (L) and Congressman John...
Selma, USA
President Bill Clinton (C) listens to speakers along with Rev. Jesse Jackson (L) and Congressman Joh.....
President Bill Clinton (C) listens to speakers along with Rev. Jesse Jackson (L) and Congressman John Lewis, who was an original marcher, in Selma March 5. Clinton was attending ceremonies marking the 35th anniversary of the march called "Bloody Sunday," which led to the Voters Rights Act of 1965.
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January 20, 2009
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (R) hugs Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) during the inauguration ceremony...
Washington, UNITED STATES
President-elect Barack Obama hugs Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) during the inauguration ceremony in Washington...
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (R) hugs Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) during the inauguration ceremony in Washington, January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES)
USA-POLITICS/CLINTON
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October 12, 2007
Democratic Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, (L), (D-NY) is greeted by U.S. Congressman...
Atlanta, UNITED STATES
Democratic Presidential candidate Clinton is greeted by U.S. Congressman Lewis at Paschal's restaurant...
Democratic Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, (L), (D-NY) is greeted by U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) at Paschal's restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, October 12, 2007. Lewis endorsed Clinton for the Democratic presidential candidate. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES)
USA/
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March 05, 2007
U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (C) is flanked by her husband former President Bill Clinton (R) and...
Selma, UNITED STATES
US Senator Clinton is flanked by her husband and Congressman Lewis during a re-enactment of the 1965...
U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (C) is flanked by her husband former President Bill Clinton (R) and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) (2nd L) during a re-enactment of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march in Selma, Alabama, March 4, 2007. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES)
USA-COURT/VOTING
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February 27, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and Rev. Al Sharpton attend a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S....
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Rev. Al Sharpton attend a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme...
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and Rev. Al Sharpton attend a voter's rights rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider whether to strike down a key provision of a federal law designed to protect minority voters. During the one-hour oral argument, the nine justices will hear the claim made by officials from Shelby County, Alabama, that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is no longer needed. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
COURT-ROBERTS
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September 15, 2005
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) speaks against the nomination of John Roberts as U.S. Chief Justice during...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Congressman John Lewis speaks against the nomination of John Roberts as Chief Justice in Washington.
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) speaks against the nomination of John Roberts as U.S. Chief Justice during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington September 15, 2005. Roberts was pressed by the committee during three days of hearings for his views on contentious issues, including abortion rights, presidential powers, civil rights and international law. REUTERS/Jason Reed JIR/AH
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