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Picture dated 22 November 1963 of US President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, shortly before his assassination in Dallas. Photo prise le 22 novembre 1963, du Président J. F. Kennedy et son épouse Jacqueline, juste avant son assassinat à Dallas. (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP/Getty Images) Picture dated 22 November 1963 of US President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, shortly before his assassination in Dallas. Photo prise le 22 novembre 1963, du Président J. F. Kennedy et son épouse Jacqueline, juste avant son assassinat à Dallas. (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP/Getty Images)  

JFK conspiracy theories [SLIDESHOW]

The 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination is on the 22nd of November. Kennedy’s death has always been clouded in suspicion, and a 2003 survey revealed that 70 percent of Americans believe Kennedy’s death was just one part of a bigger conspiracy.

Take a look at some of the different theories that have become popular about the demise of America’s 35th president.

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  • <b>The bullet trajectory theory.</b> Some conspiracy theorists say that the trajectory of the two bullets that hit Kennedy don't line up with Lee Harvey Oswald's position on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. If so, then where did they REALLY come from? (Photo: Getty Images)
  • <b>The chauffeur did it.</b> According to this theory, Secret Service agent William Greer, who was driving President Kennedy's vehicle on the day he died, was the one who shot Kennedy in the head, all while driving the car. (Photo: empire.empirecls.com)
  • <b>The CIA did it.</b> This school of thought sticks to the theory that the CIA was angry with Kennedy after the botched Bay of Pigs incident, so it organized the assassination and then covered it up. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
  • <b>Other people have confessed to the killing.</b> James Files, a convicted felon, said that he shot Kennedy from the grassy knoll. He also claims that organized crime figures Sam Giancana, Johnny Roselli and Chuckie Nicoletti were also in on the assassination plan. (Photo: jfk-archives.blogspot.com)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson commissioned the hit. This popular theory claims that Johnson commissioned the hit on Kennedy because he disliked the Kennedy family and because he feared that he would be dropped from the Democratic ticket in the 1964 election. (Photo: Getty Images)a<b>Lyndon B. Johnson commissioned the hit.</b> This popular theory claims that Johnson commissioned the hit on Kennedy because he disliked the Kennedy family and because he feared that he would be dropped from the Democratic ticket in the 1964 election. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • <b>The Mossad did it.</b> According to this conspiracy theory, the Mossad killed Kennedy because he criticized the Israeli government's nuclear weapons program. (Photo: Tumblr)
  • <b>The KGB killed Kennedy.</b> This conspiracy theory claims that Lee Harvey Oswald was "programmed" by the KGB to assassinate Kennedy in retaliation for the Cuban Missile Crisis. (Photo: Flywall)
  • <b>The Mafia.</b> This school of thought says that the American Mafia had a hand in Kennedy's shooting. People who believe this theory point to the fact that Jack Ruby, the man who killed Oswald, was associated with the Mafia. They were also angry at Robert F. Kennedy, President Kennedy's brother, who was taking a hard-line stance against organized crime at the time of the assassination. (Photo: hidefdiscnews.com)
  • <b>There was a second gunman.</b> in 1979, the House Select Committee on Assassinations released a report claiming that "scientific acoustical evidence establishes a high probability that two gunmen fired at President John F. Kennedy." Scientists found a recording that identified four gunshots --- three from the Texas School Book Depository and one from the grassy knoll. As a result, two shooting locations equals two gunmen. (Photo: Huffington Post)
  • <b>The Secret Service accidentally shot Kennedy.</b> This theory, while not entirely plausible, asserts that a Secret Service agent accidentally discharged his rifle when the car he was riding in lurched forward, causing him to hit Kennedy in the head. (Photo: NPR)