Article Photos: Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade attracts large crowd in Oklahoma City 22/53

A girl holds a section of a banner during a short program in front of the Freedom Center before participants begin the Silent March; it is  one of several events in the Oklahoma City area that allowed local residents to observe the national holiday honoring slain civil rights leader, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16,  2012,    Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman