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Lewis goes Gangnam

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U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta urges young voters to the polls in a brief but memorable dance cameo in which the civil rights icon parodies a popular South Korean rap.

A 72-year-old Lewis, who was among the original Freedom Riders in 1961, performs the horse-riding dance and prods viewers to “vote, vote, vote Gangnam Style,” a nod to the online sensation that popularized the curious shuffle move.

The video, much of which was filmed outside the Georgia capitol building, was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday, October 17 and had amassed nearly 45,000 views in the five days since.

- James Richardson