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Powerful Images Show Grief During Memorial Service For Slain Dallas Police Officers

President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush attended the service.
A choir director cries during a memorial service following the multiple police shootings in Dallas, Texas, on July 12, 2016.
A choir director cries during a memorial service following the multiple police shootings in Dallas, Texas, on July 12, 2016.

President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and Vice President Joe Biden were among those who gathered to mourn the five police officers killed during an attack at a demonstration in Dallas last week.

Four Dallas Police Department officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer died in the “ambush-style” shooting, which took place during a Black Lives Matter protest.

See images from the Tuesday memorial for the victims below:

  • Police join hands during the singing of 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic'. 
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    Police join hands during the singing of 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic'. 
  • Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush attended the service.
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    Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush attended the service.
  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended as well.
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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended as well.
  • Five empty chairs were kept open during the memorial service to honor those killed in the Dallas attack.
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    Five empty chairs were kept open during the memorial service to honor those killed in the Dallas attack.
  • Police officers arrive at the memorial service honoring the five slain police officers.
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    Police officers arrive at the memorial service honoring the five slain police officers.
  • DART officer Misty McBride, right, hugs a fellow officer. 
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    DART officer Misty McBride, right, hugs a fellow officer. 
  • Obama speaks during the service.
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    Obama speaks during the service.
  • "I’ve hugged too many families that lost a loved one to senseless violence," Obama said.
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    "I’ve hugged too many families that lost a loved one to senseless violence," Obama said.
  • Obama puts his hand to his eyes during the service.
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    Obama puts his hand to his eyes during the service.
  • Officials stand during the presentation of colors.
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    Officials stand during the presentation of colors.
  • Bush also spoke at the service. "At our best we know we have one country, one future, one destiny. ... We want the
    Carlo Allegri / Reuters
    Bush also spoke at the service. "At our best we know we have one country, one future, one destiny. ... We want the unity of hope, affection and high purpose," he said.
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