In Photos: MLK Jr. Remembered 45 Years Later

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis 45 years ago on April 4, 1968, triggered spasms of both grief and violence.

As the nation's cities smoldered and police searched for the killer, civil rights activists and politicians joined King's family in mourning the loss of the 39-year-old minister.

Here are images from the day of the slaying and its aftermath.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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