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PHOTOS: How newspapers covered Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 1968

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. The civil rights leader's shocking murder by James Earl Ray marked one of the most significant moments in U.S. history. (AP)

Here’s how some of the nation’s newspapers covered the event.