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The case of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, has sparked a fierce debate across the United States on race and justice. Since the release of the 911 call, attention to the case has skyrocketed. Trayvon's death, which President Obama called a "national tragedy," has brought thousands into the streets to rally for George Zimmerman's arrest. It has generated mass interest across social networking sites and garnered reactions from top media and political personalities. It is also transforming the hoodie into a modern civil rights icon.

George Zimmerman booking photo
George Zimmerman seen here after his arrest on April 11, 2012. Zimmerman's arrest follows weeks of anger and debate throughout the country in response to the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman's attorney said his client would plead not guilty and invoke Florida's "stand your ground" law, which gives people wide latitude to use deadly force rather than retreat during a fight. (Sanford Police Department/Courtesy)
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George Zimmerman booking photograph released

George Zimmerman turned himself into custody on Wednesday. Here is his booking photograph.

The collection of images of the late Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman that have flooded the mainstream media in recent weeks had a recent addition yesterday: a mugshot of Zimmerman, 28, that was taken after his booking.

According to the Associated Press, Zimmerman turned himself in on Wednesday, Apr. 11, after prosecutor Angela Corey announced that he would be charged with second degree murder, to the surprise of most legal experts observing the case.

Zimmerman plans to plead not guilty.

See our complete Trayvon Martin case coverage.

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