Photos: Thousands Come Out to Celebrate Martin Luther King

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Early Arrivals

Tens of thousands of people were expected to attend the dedication, which had been rescheduled from late August because of Hurricane Irene. Seeking to get good seats, some arrived as early as 5 a.m.

(Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

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