Protesters Get Creative in D.C.

To stand out at a D.C. protest, you have to get creative.

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Protesting has become an artform in D.C. And the more people protest, the more creative the protesters have become to get attention. Check out some of the best in recent years. Here a BP protester dressed as the grim reaper holds a globe in front of the White House.
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Code Pink protester Medea Benjamin stands in front of the White House. Several activist groups protested BPs response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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A woman douses herself in fake oil at a BP hearing on Capitol Hill.
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Q'orianka Kilcher, who played Pocahontas in the movie "The New World," chained herself to a fence near the White House gate and had her mother throw a thick black liquid onto her. The women were protesting Peruvian President Alan Garcia Perez's meeting with President Obama.
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Conservatives, including a "ticked off grandma from Kentucky," participate in a Tea Party Protest in Freedom Plaza April 15, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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Jim Griffin dressed as Captain America, at the same Tea Party Protest.
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Activists march on the street as they protest to call for Wall Street reform and bank accountability May 17, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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Consumer advocate Barbara Holzer pours chocolate syrup over a model duck while demonstrating with about 50 others in front of the Washington offices of oil giant BP to protest the company's handling of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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Members of Witness Against Torture wear orange jumpsuits as they protest in front of the White House to mark the eighth anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
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Joan Stallard (L) and David Barrows (R), supporters of national healthcare, wait to cross the steet while demonstrating outside Blair House, site of the Health Care Summit, February 25, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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People protest Israeli settlements in Jerusalem and the West Bank outside the 2010 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference March 22, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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Activists from Avaaz throw inflatable manequins into the reflecting pool on the National Mall December 9, 2009 in Washington, DC.
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An activist holds up a jar for carrying "melting glacier water" during a march to protest against corporations to participate in the Copenhagen Climate Conference November 30, 2009.
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Members of the Society for Truth and Justice, including Rusty Thomas (R) and Diana Roccograndi (L), perform a skit as they protest against "the inclusion of abortion in a public health care option" outside the Canon House Office Building on Capitol Hill September 9, 2009.
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A woman attempts to avert her son's eyes from a handful of anti-abortion demonstrators protesting outside the Cannon House Office Building November 5, 2009 in Washington, DC.
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A member of Code Pink dressed as President George W. Bush is hit with a shoe during a protest in front of the White House December 17, 2008 in Washington, DC.
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A U.S. Capitol Police officer tells demonstrators from the group Code Pink to move from the steps in front of the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill September 29, 2008.
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Anti-war protesters take part in a demonstration titled "March of the Dead" near Arlington Cemetery's Women's Memorial March 19, 2008 in Arlington, Va.
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Marietta Hedges (L) yells at volunteer torture victim Maboub Ebrahimzdeh as human rights activists demonstrate water boarding in front of the Justice Department, November 5, 2007 in Washington DC.
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A pair of Washington, DC police officers watch protester Erin Maupin, part of a group of topless protesters, outside the Spanish Embassy June 6, 2006 in Washington, D.C.
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A Korean man in a cow suit takes a break from the protest while members and employees of trade unions from the U.S. and South Korea attempt to interrupt the seventh round of negotiations of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Feburary 12, 2007 in Washington, DC.
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Activists demonstrate "water boarding" technique during a protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, January 11, 2007 in Washington DC.
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Greg Stewart of New York dresses as a wounded soldier during a rally in Lafayette Park September 15, 2007 in Washington, DC.
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