AP PHOTOS: King assassination 45 years later

Last Updated: Thu, Apr 04, 2013 21:30 hrs

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 photos from the day of the slaying and its aftermath.

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