PHOTOS: Unveiling the Statue of Marion Barry

On Saturday, hundreds of Washingtonians gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue to honor the memory of DC’s Mayor for Life, Marion Barry, at the unveiling of his 8-foot statue in front of the John A. Wilson Building. Attendees were decked out in Barry fashion, with everything from shirts to pins to patches bearing his face.


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