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Biden delivers commencement address to Morehouse graduates

President Joe Biden told Morehouse College graduates not to give up on American democracy in a somber commencement address today, while acknowledging their anger over the war in Gaza.

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Members of a honour guard carry flags during the commencement ceremony at Morehouse College, in Atlanta, Ga.
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President Joe Biden speaks with Morehouse College graduate, valedictorian DeAngelo Jeremiah Fletcher during a commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.
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Morehouse College graduate, valedictorian DeAngelo Jeremiah Fletcher wears a graduate hat with a logo with colors of a Palestinian flag during a commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.
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President Joe Biden addresses Morehouse College graduates during a commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.
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A Morehouse College graduate holds a Palestinian flag while U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.
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A Morehouse College graduate with his back turned holds a Palestinian flag while U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.
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Morehouse College graduates with Palestinian flags listen while President Joe Biden speaks during a commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.
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President Joe Biden receives an honorary degree from Morehouse College during a commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.
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President Joe Biden addresses Morehouse College graduates during a commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.
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President Joe Biden poses with Morehouse College graduates, valedictorian DeAngelo Jeremiah Fletcher and salutatorian Dwayne Allen Terrell II and Morehouse College President David A. Thomas during a commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.
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A Morehouse College class of 2024 graduate turns his back during a speech by President Joe Biden, during a commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.
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Taura Taylor, assistant professor of sociology at Morehouse College, stands with her back turned and holding up her fist during a speech by President Joe Biden, during a Morehouse College commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.
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A Morehouse College class of 2024 graduate holds Palestinian flags while photographed after receiving his degree during a commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.
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Morehouse college 2024 graduate Calvin Bell III cries while hugging his mother after receiving his degree during the graduation ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.

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