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Obama: Rosa Parks 'defied the odds, defied injustice'

27 February 2013 Last updated at 18:43 GMT

US President Obama has paid tribute to Rosa Parks during the unveiling of a statue of the civil rights pioneer beneath the dome of the US Capitol.

Rosa Park's refusal in 1955 to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in segregated Montgomery, Alabama, was a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement.