November 22, 1963

A photo essay

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John and Jackie drive away from Love Field in Dallas, Texas (Associated Press)

The Kennedys ride in the back seat of an open limousine in downtown Dallas as the presidential motorcade heads toward Dealey Plaza. (Associated Press)

Secret Service Agent Clinton Hill, after hearing what sounds like a firecracker, leaps onto the president's limousine and pushes Jackie Kennedy back into her seat. (Associated Press)

A Dallas police lieutenant holds up the bolt-action rifle, with a telescopic sight, that the Warren Commission later concluded had been used by Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate JFK. (Associated Press)

The 36th president of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, addresses a stricken nation from Andrews Air Force Base after returning from Dallas on the evening of November 22. (Associated Press)

World leaders follow members of the Kennedy family in the funeral procession for the murdered president. (Associated Press)

Kennedy's casket lying in state in the East Room of the White House, before it was moved to the Capitol Rotunda, where ordinary Americans could pay their respects. (Associated Press)

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http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/08/november-22-1963/354783/