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Michelle Rattinger, George Washington University Hatchet: 9 Conference Photos: ‘The Beginning of the End of AIDS’


‘The Beginning of the End of AIDS’ 9 conference photos
by Michelle Rattinger, December 1, 2011 (World AIDS Day)

photo above: The star-studded panel included renowned musicians Alicia Keys and Bono, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., as well as other distinguished HIV/AIDS activists. Michelle Rattinger | Senior Photo Editor


President Barack Obama speaks to the importance of HIV/AIDS prevention at The Beginning of the End of Aids event in the Jack Morton Auditorium Wednesday morning. Michelle Rattinger | Senior Photo Editor


Lead singer of Irish rock band U2, Bono, greets audience members before the start of the panel discussion. Michelle Rattinger | Senior Photo Editor


Florence Ngobeni-Allen is applauded for her powerful commentary on HIV/AIDS education and prevention. Ngobeni-Allen is HIV positive and lost two children to the disease. Michelle Rattinger | Senior Photo Editor


President Barack Obama receives a standing ovation in Jack Morton Auditorium. Michelle Rattinger | Senior Photo Editor


Bono, sitting alongside Dr. Patricia Nkansah-Asamoah, far left, and musician Alicia Keys, middle, speaks with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, about growing HIV/AIDS cases in the U.S. Michelle Rattinger | Senior Photo Editor


CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta serves as the panel discusison moderator at the HIV/AIDS awareness event. Michelle Rattinger | Senior Photo Editor


Former President Bill Clinton addressed the crowd via satellite. Other guests to grace the big screen included former President George W. Bush, President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, and musical artist Elton John. Michelle Rattinger | Senior Photo Editor


President Barack Obama is surrounded by media and enthusiastic audience members as he exits Jack Morton Auditorium after his address Wednesday morning. Michelle Rattinger | Senior Photo Editor 

 

 

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