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Byrd Eagle

In this April 12, 2007 file photo, Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., is pictured with American bald eagle "Challenger" on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the announcement of a resolution for American Eagle Day, which would celebrate the recovery and restoration of the American bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States. Byrd, a fiery orator versed in the classics and a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to the state of his Depression-era upbringing, died Monday, June 28, 2010. He was 92.