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Jimmy, Rosalynn Carter celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

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Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter receives a kiss from his wife Rosalynn Carter after a press conference in Plains, GA, 11 October, 2002 where he talked about receiving the Noble Peace Prize. (Photo credit: STEVE SCHAEFER/AFP/Getty Images)

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter receives a kiss from his wife Rosalynn Carter after a press conference in Plains, GA, 11 October, 2002 where he talked about receiving the Noble Peace Prize. (Photo credit: STEVE SCHAEFER/AFP/Getty Images)

ATLANTA — Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are marking their 70th wedding anniversary.

The former U.S. president and first lady married on July 7, 1946, in their small hometown of Plains, Georgia. Jimmy Carter, who’s 91, and Rosalynn Carter, 88, told The Associated Press last month that mutual respect makes their long marriage possible.

The Carters also said they give each other plenty of space while working on separate projects.

The couple plans to spend the day at home in Plains, while the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta will mark the occasion with 70-cent admission. Museum officials say they’ll deliver cards to the Carters.

The Carters’ marriage is second in length to one other former first couple. George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush celebrated their 71st anniversary in January.