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John F. Kennedy: the White House years

A look back at some of the most memorable moments of his presidency

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President John F. Kennedy meets with Air Force Maj. Richard 'Steve'' Heyser, left, and Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Curtis LeMay, centre, at the White House in 1962 to discuss spy-plane flights over Cuba.

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President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy alongside a White House Christmas tree in 1962.

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President John F. Kennedy claps time as his children Caroline and John Jr. dance in the Oval Office in 1962.

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President Kennedy tosses earth around the base of a tree planted on the grounds of Government House in 1961. Looking on from behind the sapling are Governor-General Georges Vanier and Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. The White House later reported that Kennedy injured his back during the planting.

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First lady Jacqueline Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy leave the Quai D'Orsay ministry for the Elysee Palace in Paris in 1961.

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Three brothers: from left, U. S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy at the White House in 1962.

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Jacqueline Kennedy has a chuck under the chin for President John F. Kennedy, moments after he became president on Jan. 20, 1961.

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President John F. Kennedy, left, Willy Brandt, centre, then mayor of West Berlin, and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, right, ride in a car at the Brandenburg Gate on June 26, 1963.

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President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy arrive for the Inaugural Ball in 1961.

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President John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office at Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 20, 1961.

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President John Kennedy talks with Premier Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union on June 3, 1961.

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