King and Obama: Eleven Things in Common

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Crowds of Adoring Supporters

King: Before the Montgomery Bus Boycott, King was a reluctant leader. But his speeches grew huge crowds and many famous admirers and friends like Harry Belafonte.

Obama: Drawing enormous crowds throughout his presidential campaign, Obama drew criticism as a "rock star." Celeb supporters include Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.

(Photos: dpa/Landov; Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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