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COMMEMORATE Obamas Attend MLK Service Jacquelyn Martin / AP Photo

Obamas Attend MLK Service

Although it is officially observed Monday, Sunday was the 83rd birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and President Obama and his family attended a service in Washington honoring the civil rights leader. In New York, Occupy Wall Street protesters hiked uptown to Riverside Church near Harlem for a star-studded candlelight vigil. Members of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network joined the protesters, and musicians like Patti Smith performed. A statement from Yoko Ono was read and hip hop mogul Russell Simmons also addressed the demonstrators, who say they hope to carry on King’s legacy through peaceful protests.

January 16, 2012 10:05 AM