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The life of JFK (17)

President Kennedy smiles as he delivers a joking remark to the 6,000 attending the $100-a-plate Democratic dinner on May 27, 1961 in Washington?s National Guard Armory, to help him celebrate his 44th birthday. The cake in foreground weights 1.5 tons and is topped by a replica of the White House.

Photo Credit: AP Photo / Library of Congress