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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen in Washington in this file photo taken August 22, 2011. The 45th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be marked on Thursday with the launch of a campaign against youth violence in his hometown of Atlanta and a labor union rally in the city where he was killed.

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45 years after Martin Luther King shot, '50 days of nonviolence'

The King Center in Atlanta said it would honor its namesake by kicking off "The 50 Days of Nonviolence," a challenge for youth to abstain from violence for the rest of the current school year.

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