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Barack Obama and Lyndon Johnson honored in Puerto Rico

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A JROTC cadet walks past a covered bronze statue of President Barack Obama prior to an unveiling ceremony along the "Avenue of Heroes" outside the capitol building, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Feb. 20.

In San Juan, Puerto Rican officials marked Presidents Day by unveiling bronze statues of U.S. President Barack Obama and former President Lyndon B. Johnson, pointedly noting that people who live on the island can't vote in the U.S. general election and lack other basic rights.

The two life-sized statues are the newest additions to the "Avenue of Heroes," outside the capitol building in the U.S. island territory. The statues honor every sitting president who ever visited Puerto Rico, dating back to Theodore Roosevelt. Obama became the eighth when he visited in June.
-- The Associated Press contributed to this blog post.

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A junior ROTC color guard advances with the national flags of the U.S. and Puerto Rico, at the an unveiling ceremony in San Juan on Feb. 20.

Ricardo Arduengo / AP

Puerto Rico's resident commissioner Pedro Pierluisi and Sen. Carmelo Rios unveil a bronze statue of President Barack Obama at the Avenue of Heroes outside the capitol building, in San Juan.