March 31, 2009

Newseum Honors 62 Journalists

Guests gather in the Journalists Memorial Gallery. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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Guests gather in the Journalists Memorial Gallery. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

A guest looks at the floral wreath placed at the two-story glass memorial. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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A guest looks at the floral wreath placed at the two-story glass memorial. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

Guests view the faces of fallen journalists in the Journalists Memorial Gallery. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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Guests view the faces of fallen journalists in the Journalists Memorial Gallery. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

Guests gather in the Journalists Memorial Gallery. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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Guests gather in the Journalists Memorial Gallery. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

A packed studio of guests at the rededication ceremony. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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A packed studio of guests at the rededication ceremony. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

An aerial view of the Journalists Memorial Gallery. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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An aerial view of the Journalists Memorial Gallery. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

Family members listen to remarks at the rededication ceremony. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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Family members listen to remarks at the rededication ceremony. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

A guest listens somberly as the names of the fallen journalists are read. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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A guest listens somberly as the names of the fallen journalists are read. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

Newseum chairman Alberto Ibargüen delivers the keynote address. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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Newseum chairman Alberto Ibargüen delivers the keynote address. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
Freedom Forum vice president Chris Wells reads the names of 77 fallen journalists from 2008 and previous years. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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Freedom Forum vice president Chris Wells reads the names of 77 fallen journalists from 2008 and previous years. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

Freedom Forum chairman and CEO Charles Overby gives the closing remarks. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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Freedom Forum chairman and CEO Charles Overby gives the closing remarks. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

Panelists discuss the risks journalist face when reporting the news. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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Panelists discuss the risks journalist face when reporting the news. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

  WASHINGTON — Family and friends of 62 journalists who died in 2008 reporting the news gathered at the Newseum March 30 for a somber rededication ceremony of the Journalists Memorial.
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