Photos: Marion Barry Through the Years

A larger-than-life statue now honors D.C. "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry. The eight-foot-high statue on Pennsylvania Avenue was unveiled in a ceremony Saturday.

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The bronze statue shows Barry waving.
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A close-up of the statue
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District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry waves to supporters after addressing city employees in Washington on Tuesday, March 14, 1990.
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In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference in Washington.
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Barry attends screening of "The Nine Lives of Marion Barry" in 2005.
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Former mayor Vincent Gray embraces Barry before a media availability to announce Barry's endorsement of Gray's bid for re-election, Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
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This frame from a black and white FBI videotape shows FBI agents reading then-mayor Barry, second from right in suspenders, his rights after he allegedly smoked crack cocaine in a Washington hotel room, Jan. 18, 1990.
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Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry walks out of a church with his wife Effi Barry, Sunday, Jan. 22, 1990, in Washington.
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Minister Louis Farrakhan and other national civic, political and religious leaders held a conference to discuss the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March May 2, 2005 at the National Press Club. Barry is at the left.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barry talk during a meeting of the Youth Leadership Institute in Washington on July 30, 1997.
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Bill Clinton shakes hands with Barry after signing the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, Monday April 17, 1995 at the White House.
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President Ronald Reagan holds a sledge hammer presented to him by Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, right, and Bob Woodson, president of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1988 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Reagan was given the tool as a symbol of his support in housing projects.
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Dr. Dorothy Irene Height (C) poses for a group photograph with (L to R) boxing promoter Don King, activist Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey, Barry, an unidentified person and actor Danny Glover during the 2002 Uncommon Height Gala March 20, 2002 in Washington, DC.
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Barry, at right.
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This July 9, 2009 photo shows Barry speaking about a recent arrest at a news conference.
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Barry, seated, celebrates on stage before the arrival of Washington Democratic mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser at the Howard Theatre in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
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Washington Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference Monday, May 13, 1996 in Washington upon his return from a two-week retreat to battle exhaustion and to seek spiritual renewal.
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