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Photos: Boston’s Longest-Serving Mayor

A look back at Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, now that he’s said he won’t seek re-election:

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

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

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

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)

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino helps with the annual homeless census on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Mayor Menino helped with the annual homeless census on Dec. 12, 2011. (Charles Krupa/AP)

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

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

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announces that he won't seek re-election for an unprecedented sixth term at Faneuil Hall in Boston Thursday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announces that he won’t seek re-election for an unprecedented sixth term at Faneuil Hall in Boston Thursday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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