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    A young Billy Graham. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    A young Billy Graham preaches at a Youth For Christ meeting. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Billy Graham sits in the doorway of his 10 room log and timber home that sits atop a North Carolina mountain. Graham and his wife Ruth spent about a third of their time there during the late 1960s. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Campaign workers surround by stacks of mailing material get ready for Billy Graham's evangelistic invasion of New York at crusade headquarters in midtown Manhattan on May 12, 1957. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Rev Billy Graham and his wife Ruth in a 1955 portrait. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Evangelist Billy Graham said goodbye to his wife and five children at Montreat on January 17, 1958. He left on a crusade tour which will take him to eight Latin American countries. The children (from L) Nelson, four days old, Franklin, 5, Ruth, 7, Virginia, 12, and Anne, 9. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Evangelist Billy Graham greets his wife with a kiss aboard liner Queen Elizabeth after her arrival with their children in New York on October 4, 1960. Graham holds Ned, 2. Other children, from left, are; Anne, 12; Gigi, 15; Franklin, 8; and Bunny, 9. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Life begins at 40 for Billy Graham. On the eve of his 40th birthday, members of the evangelist staff surprised him and his wife by unveiling a birthday cake on November 7, 1958. he did the honors by blowing out all the candles in one puff. His wish? To spend another vacation in Florida just like the one he and Mrs. Graham have just returned from. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Billy Graham greets friends after 1968 appreciation program on September 19, 1960. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Rev. Billy Graham relaxing on the porch of his home October 1966. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Dr. Billy Graham brought his message to a standing room only hometown audience at the Charlotte Coliseum on April 5, 1972. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Dr. Billy Graham outside Sandringham Parish Church, Norfolk, England on January 15, 1984 where he was invited to preach by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. From L, The Queen, Billy Graham, Graham's wife Ruth Graham, The Duke of Edinburgh, HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and Rector of Sandringham the Rev. Gerry Murphy. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Evangelist Billy Graham, wearing an Arab headdress rides a camel during a visit to Egypt's pyramids and Sphinx during his 1960 tour of Africa. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Villagers join Billy Graham in prayer during his visit to the cyclone ravaged state of Andrha, India. Thousands were killed and thousands more were homeless from the cyclone and tidal wave that struck Nov 19 1977. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Evangelist Billy Graham, center talking to James Weston, left, a former member of the Black Panthers, who has established a ministry in California to reach young black militants. Dr. Walter Smyth, a Graham associate is at the right in this September 18, 1970 photo. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Evangelist Billy Graham clutches his Bible and country star Johnny Cash (L) closes his eyes during a prayer on closing night of Graham's eight-day South Carolina crusade on May 7, 1987 that drew record crowds. Graham is one of several world renound religious leaders, making major addresses for the University of South Carolina's ecumenical year. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Billy Graham and President Richard Nixon wave to a crowd of 12,500 at ceremonies honoring Graham in Charlotte on October 16, 1971. AP FILE PHOTO
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    Billy Graham takes a moment to think about a question asked during a short talk to the crowd and media outside the Garden City Baptist Church in Garden City S.C. on November 16, 1989. This was a stop during a day-long helicopter tour of the Hurricane Hugo damage along the South Carolina coast. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Revs. Billy Graham and Jesse Jackson participate in a prayer service in Homestead Fl. Saturday September 5, 1992 dedicated to rebuilding from the ravages of Hurricane Andrew. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Billy Graham presents Pope John Paul II with a handmade quilt from the North Carolina mountains near his home on May, 1997. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Rev. Billy Graham portrait taken in January, 1989. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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    Billy Graham shakes hands with Jimmy Carter as George H.W. Bush looks on at The Billy Graham Library Thursday May 31, 2007. Todd Sumlin - The Charlotte Observer
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    Billy Graham, former Presdient Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton bow their heads in prayer at the dedication of The Billy Graham Library Thursday May 31, 2007. Todd Sumlin - The Charlotte Observer
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    Billy Graham relaxes on the porch of his North Carolina home in this undated file photo. Charlotte Observer File Photo
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