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A F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan P. Idle/Released)

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A U.S. Navy EA-6B Prowler aircraft assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in the Arabian Sea July 9, 2012. Abraham Lincoln was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II, U.S. Navy/Released)

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His iconic image of that period was taken on August 29, 1963 during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom which is best known for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech. Atherton attached his camera to a bamboo pole, hoisted it over the shoulder of Lincoln’s statue and took this:

Lightning flashes as the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Malacca. (Oct. 10, 2010)

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