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Iconic Presidential Moments

There are images that will stay with us forever. From FDR notifying the world that the U.S. had entered WWII, to Obama's trademark fist bump at the Democratic National Convention, these scenes depict modern-day leaders doing their jobs. Whether they be funny, awe-inspiring, or sad, each of the following pictures captures a moment in time that both validates and transcends our personal experience and reminds us of our shared history.

Catherine McNiff

Lyndon B. Johnson
Becoming a president
LBJ takes oath after JFK assassination
After the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22,1963, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as President of the United States of America in the cabin of the presidential plane as JFK's widow, Jackie , stood at his side, still wearing the same clothes she was wearing as she held her dying husband.
Photo source: White House
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