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James Atherton; newsman captured compelling images

(Photos by James K.W. Atherton/Washington Post)
By Emily Langer
Washington Post / December 3, 2011
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James K.W. Atherton, a Washington news photographer whose unusual camera angles captured revealing images of such events as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream’’ speech and the Watergate hearings, died Nov. 29 at his home in Annapolis. He was 83. Atherton retired in 1990 after a 40-year career, including two decades each with what became the United Press International wire service and then The Washington Post.

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