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Photo Essay: Politicians Targeted by Assassins

Sen. Robert Kennedy

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Sen. Robert Kennedy

Sen. Robert Kennedy, D-N.Y., was assassinated on June 6, 1968, in Los Angeles after winning the California presidential primary. Kennedy was shot by 24-year-old Palestinian immigrant Sirhan Sirhan as he walked through the kitchen of the Ambassador hotel. In this photo, Kennedy's coffin is shown at his funeral in Washington, D.C. For more: Assassination of Robert Kennedy (Washington Post)