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Scenes From Perry's Announcement for President

Former Gov. Rick Perry officially announced his 2016 bid for president Thursday at Addison Airport in North Texas. Here's a look at some of the pomp and circumstance surrounding the event.

Supporters of Rick Perry get revved up before the former Texas governor announced his 2016 plans Thursday at the Addison Airport.
Thursday's event at Addison Airport gave Perry an opportunity to highlight Texas' economic growth during his time as governor. The airport is just south of where a new American headquarters for Toyota is being built in Plano and a short drive north of the headquarters for ExxonMobil, AT&T and other fortune 500 companies.
The plane serving as the backdrop for Perry's announcement was a C-130, the same type of plane he flew in missions in Europe and the Middle East while a captain in the U.S. Air Force.
Rick Perry is greeted by supporters as he reaches the stage.
The Perry family gathers onstage after Rick Perry announces plans to run for the 2016 Republican nomination for president.
It's time to create real jobs; to raise wages; to create opportunity for all; to give every citizen a stake in this country; to restore hope — real hope to forgotten Americans," Perry said Thursday.
"Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell's service dog Rigby takes a breather during Perry's speech.
Former Gov. Rick Perry announces his 2016 candidacy for president June 4, 2015, in Addison, Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry at his presidential campaign kickoff on June 4, 2015.

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