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CAPTION ONLY: QUILT HONORS AIDS VICTIMS

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The quilt that has come to be known as the "AIDS Quilt" sprawls over much of the Ellipse across from the White House Friday for its last showing as a whole unit before parts of the quilt go on display throughout the United States. More than 1,000 volunteers helped assemble the quilt, which has 10,848 3-by-6-foot panels, spans 14 acres and bears the names of more than 15,000 victims from 19 countries. Singer Dionne Warwick, actress Kelly McGillis and hundreds of lesser known people began on Friday the three-day reading aloud of the names on the quilt. Fashion designers Perry Ellis and Willi Smith, pianist Liberace, actor Rock Hudson and Rep. Stewart McKinney, R-Conn., are among those honored.