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A giant American flag is carried along the South Park Blocks on Sunday as thousands rallied to demonstrate their opposition to the Iraq War and the Bush administration. The event began with an “action camp” featuring information booths and other activities. Speakers addressed the crowd before the march began and musicians entertained with political songs and spoofs. The event marked the fourth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War.

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