AP PHOTOS: Anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' march

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Associated Press

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 3 at 10:00 PM

More than 5,000 people followed Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma, Ala., on Sunday.

The event commemorates the "Bloody Sunday" beating of voting rights marchers — including a young Lewis — by state troopers as they began a march to Montgomery in March 1965.

The 50-mile march prompted Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act that struck down impediments to voting by African-Americans and ended all-white rule in the South.

Here's a look at photos from the march.

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