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Michael Jackson visits Capitol Hill
Surrounded by a large entourage, Pop star Michael Jackson leaves the office of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas in the Rayburn House Office Building March 29, 2004. Jackson paid a high-profile visit to meet with members of congress to promote the fight against AIDS in Africa. In planning the Capitol Hill visit, Jackson's publicist requested a meeting for the singer with the Congressional Black Caucus but was turned down. While the Caucus cited scheduling conflicts, aides privately acknowledged that many members didn't want their picture taken with the star.