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Photos: Mayor Menino Through The Years

A look at the life and political career of former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino:

Thomas M. Menino smiles during a July 12, 1993 press conference after he was named Boston's acting mayor. (Courtesy of City of Boston Archives)

Thomas M. Menino smiles during a July 12, 1993 press conference after he was named Boston’s acting mayor. (Courtesy of City of Boston Archives)

Mayor Menino at his 1996 State of the City address at Jeremiah Burke High School In Dorchester (Courtesy of City of Boston Archives)

Menino at his 1996 State of the City address at Jeremiah Burke High School in Dorchester. (Courtesy of City of Boston Archives)

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino laughs with his wife Angela, during swearing-in ceremonies on Jan. 5, 1998 at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, to begin Menino's second-term as mayor of Boston. (Victoria Arocho/AP)

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino laughs with his wife Angela during swearing-in ceremonies on Jan. 5, 1998 at Faneuil Hall, to begin Menino’s second-term as mayor of Boston. (Victoria Arocho/AP)

Menino, left, and then-Mass. Gov. Paul Cellucci marked the first step toward construction of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center project site in Boston on June 29, 1999. (Gail Oskin/AP)

Menino, left, and then-Mass. Gov. Paul Cellucci marked the first step toward construction of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center project site in Boston on June 29, 1999. (Gail Oskin/AP)

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino reads to Boston area elementary children during the kick off of the back-to-school All Books for Children Book Drive on Aug. 4, 1999. (William Plowman/AP)

Mayor Menino reads to Boston area elementary children during the kick off of the back-to-school All Books for Children Book Drive on Aug. 4, 1999. (William Plowman/AP)

Big Dig chief Andrew S. Natsios, left, tours the Zakim Bridge, still under construction, with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, right, and bridge engineer Al McPhail on Aug. 28, 2000. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Big Dig chief Andrew S. Natsios, left, toured the Zakim Bridge, still under construction, with Mayor Menino, right, and bridge engineer Al McPhail on Aug. 28, 2000. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Mayor Menino is given a tour on April 3, 2003, of the new seating area above the Green Monster at Fenway Park. He's joined by Boston city services representative Mike Galvin, center, and Red Sox executive Larry Lucchino, background. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

Mayor Menino is given a tour on April 3, 2003, of the new seating area above the Green Monster at Fenway Park. He’s joined by Boston city services representative Mike Galvin, center, and Red Sox executive Larry Lucchino, background. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

Hillary and her partner, Julie Goodridge, left, the lead plaintiffs in the Massachusetts gay marriage lawsuit, fill out their marriage license application, with Boston Mayor Tom Menino looking over their shoulder, at Boston City Hall in Boston, Monday May 17, 2004. They are getting married later Monday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Hillary and her partner, Julie Goodridge, left, the lead plaintiffs in the Massachusetts gay marriage lawsuit, fill out their marriage license application — the first in the nation for same-sex couples — with Menino looking over their shoulder, at Boston City Hall in Boston in May 2004. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Mayor Menino, then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, center, and NSTAR CEO Tom May compare turkey portions while taking a break from serving turkey at the Goodwill Thanks-For-Giving Dinner in Boston on Nov. 24, 2004. (Steven Senne/AP)

Mayor Menino, then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, center, and NSTAR CEO Tom May compare turkey portions while taking a break from serving turkey at the Goodwill Thanks-For-Giving Dinner in Boston on Nov. 24, 2004. (Steven Senne/AP)

Menino with his wife, Angela, and granddaughters Giulia Fenton, center, and Samantha Menino during his swearing-in on Jan. 2, 2006. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Menino with his wife, Angela, and granddaughters Giulia Fenton, center, and Samantha Menino during his swearing-in on Jan. 2, 2006. The day marked the beginning of Menino’s historic fourth term. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino waves to the crowd during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the North End neighborhood of Boston in 2006. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Mayor Menino waves to the crowd during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the North End neighborhood of Boston in 2006. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks on City Hall Plaza on his 5,846th day on the job, making him the longest-serving mayor in Boston’s history.  (Elise Amendola/AP)

In 2009, Mayor Menino spoke on City Hall Plaza on his 5,846th day on the job, making him the longest-serving mayor in Boston’s history. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Mayor Thomas Menino speaks to WBUR’s Bob Oakes in a 2011 file photo. (WBUR)

Mayor Thomas Menino speaks to WBUR’s Bob Oakes in a 2011 file photo. (WBUR)

Menino helps with the city's annual homeless census on Dec. 12, 2011. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Menino helps with the city’s annual homeless census on Dec. 12, 2011. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Mayor Menino jokes with former Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine before a baseball game in July 2012. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Mayor Menino jokes with former Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine before a baseball game in July 2012. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Mayor Menino announces that he won't seek re-election for an unprecedented sixth term at Faneuil Hall on March 27, 2013. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Mayor Menino announces that he won’t seek re-election for an unprecedented sixth term at Faneuil Hall on March 27, 2013. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Menino. seated, recovering from a broken leg, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, second from right, and Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Boston Field Office Richard DesLauriers, right, participate at a ceremony at the Boston Marathon blast site on Boylston Street on April 22, 2013. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

Menino. seated, recovering from a broken leg, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, second from right, and Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Field Office Richard DesLauriers, right, participate at a ceremony at the Boston Marathon blast site on Boylston Street on April 22, 2013. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

Oprah Winfrey and Menino at the Harvard University commencement ceremony in Cambridge in May 2013. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Oprah Winfrey and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino at the Harvard University commencement ceremony in Cambridge in May 2013. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, center, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, third from right, and Vice President Joe Biden, right, salute along with the family of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, behind, during a remembrance ceremony at the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, on April 15, 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, center, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, third from right, and Vice President Joe Biden, right, salute along with the family of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, behind, during a remembrance ceremony at the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, on April 15, 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Thomas Menino, in a 2013 file photo (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Thomas Menino, in a 2013 file photo (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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