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    Posted: 5/11/2012 2:20:46 AM EST
    Kay Lahusen, 82, an early photographer of the gay rights movement, poses for a photograph Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Kennett Square, Pa. President Barack Obama's declaration that he supports gay marriage may have lacked the urgency of Kennedy's push for the Civil Rights Act, or the force and finality of the Emancipation Proclamation, but in places key to the history of gay rights, it's being greeted as a major milestone. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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    Posted: 5/11/2012 2:20:46 AM EST
    In this photo from the mid 1960's provided by Kay Tobin Lahusen, Barbara Gittings and others demonstrates for gay rights in Philadelphia. President Barack Obama's declaration that he supports gay marriage may have lacked the urgency of Kennedy's push for the Civil Rights Act, or the force and finality of the Emancipation Proclamation, but in places key to the history of gay rights, it's being greeted as a major milestone. (AP Photo/Kay Tobin Lahusen)
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    Posted: 5/11/2012 2:20:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this July 4, 1967 file photo Kay Tobin Lahusen, right, and other demonstrators carry signs calling for protection of homosexuals from discrimination as they march in a picket line in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. President Barack Obama's declaration that he supports gay marriage may have lacked the urgency of Kennedy's push for the Civil Rights Act, or the force and finality of the Emancipation Proclamation, but in places key to the history of gay rights, it's being greeted as a major milestone. (AP Photo)
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    Posted: 5/11/2012 2:20:46 AM EST
    Gay rights pioneer Lilli Vincenz, 74, poses in her home in Arlington, Va., Thursday, May 10, 2012. At the birthplace of the gay rights movement, patrons at New York City's Stonewall Inn said they felt like they were living history. In Wyoming, the mother of a gay man beaten to death said words couldn't express her gratitude. The president's declaration that he supports gay marriage may have lacked the urgency of Kennedy's push for the Civil Rights Act, or the force and finality of the Emancipation Proclamation, but in places key to the history of gay rights, it's being greeted as a major milestone. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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    Posted: 5/11/2012 2:20:45 AM EST
    This black-and-white photo, taken in 1965, provided by Lilli Vincenz, shows Vincenz, left, picketing at the Civil Service Commission in Washington. President Barack Obama's declaration that he supports gay marriage may have lacked the urgency of Kennedy's push for the Civil Rights Act, or the force and finality of the Emancipation Proclamation, but in places key to the history of gay rights, it's being greeted as a major milestone. (AP Photo)
  •  - Leaders of COB "Bolivian Union Workers" head a march during May Day celebrations in La Paz

    Leaders of COB "Bolivian Union Workers" head a march during May Day celebrations in La Paz

    Posted: 5/1/2012 3:44:02 PM EST
    Leaders of COB "Bolivian Union Workers" head a march during May Day celebrations in La Paz, May 1, 2012. President Evo Morales announced on May Day that Bolivia is nationalizing the local unit TDE of Spain's Red Electrica, citing the company's lack of investment in the country as the reason. The banner reads, "The emancipation of the workers depends on themselves." REUTERS/David Mercado (BOLIVIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)