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President Nixon urged the nation on February 1, 1972 to pray that he will be "on God's side" during his coming trips to Peking and Moscow. The president, addressing an estimated 3,100 government and civic leaders at the 19th annual National Prayer breakfast, pledged that the U.S. role in the world will be "to build a new structure of peace." The Chief Executive receives a standing ovation as he begins his speech. Left to right are: Mrs. Pat Nixon; Mrs. Albert H Quie, wife of the Congressman from Minnesota; Mayor Walter Washington of Washington, D.C.; the president; Mrs. Washington; Nicaraguan Ambassador Guillermo Sevilla-Sacasa, dean of the diplomatic corps; and Evangelist Billy Graham. (UPI Photo/Files)
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