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Occupy DC Protesters in Washington

Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country, including Washington, D.C. Occupy DC began on Thursday.

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: U.S. veterans who did not want to give their names don Guy Fawkes masks while demonstrating in front of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. More than one thousand people gathered and marched from Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: About one thousand people gather and form a large "99%" in the middle of Freedom Plaza during an "occupation" of the plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: A model of a military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) casts a shadow on the ground during the "occupation" of Freedom Plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Demonstrators wear Guy Fawkes masks while joining about one thousand people who gather and form a large "99%" in the middle of Freedom Plaza during an "occupation" of the plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: "Peacekeepers" attempt to quiet a street preacher using a bullhorn to drown out other speakers during the "occupation" of Freedom Plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Demonstrators carried signs during the "occupation" of Freedom Plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Demonstrators rest after setting up a tent during the "occupation" of Freedom Plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: U.S. A young man wears a Guy Fawkes masks while demonstrating in front of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. More than one thousand people gathered and marched from Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: "Peacekeepers" attempt to quiet a street preacher using a bullhorn to drown out other speakers during the "occupation" of Freedom Plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: About one thousand people gather and form a large "99%" in the middle of Freedom Plaza during an "occupation" of the plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: About one thousand people participate in group yoga during the "occupation" of Freedom Plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Ross Barkan of Brooklyn, New York, and Vanessa Ogle of Alma, Michigan, lay down together during the "occupation" of Freedom Plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Hundreds of people sit in the middle of H Street NW while demonstrating in front of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. More than one thousand people gathered and marched from Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: About one thousand people gather for the "occupation" of Freedom Plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Hundreds of demonstrators block the front entrance of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during a protest against corporate greed, ineffective political leaders and a rising gap between the haves and the have nots in the United States October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. More than one thousand people gathered to "occupy" Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Carol Shihadeh(C), 62, and others sit and blocks the front doors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during a demonstration in front of the chamber October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Shihadeh is unemployed, lives on $600 a month from Social Security and says she wants a a good-paying job and dignity. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. More than one thousand people gathered and marched from Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Yotam Sawyer of New York City sews an upside down United States flag onto his jacket during the "occupation" of Freedom Plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Hundreds of demonstrators block the front entrance of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during a protest against corporate greed, ineffective political leaders and a rising gap between the haves and the have nots in the United States October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. More than one thousand people gathered to "occupy" Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Hundreds of demonstrators block the front entrance of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during a protest against corporate greed, ineffective political leaders and a rising gap between the haves and the have nots in the United States October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. More than one thousand people gathered to "occupy" Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Demonstrators wear Guy Fawkes masks while joining about one thousand people who gather and form a large "99%" in the middle of Freedom Plaza during an "occupation" of the plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Dr. Lilly-Marie Belcher of New York City paints a sign during the "occupation" of Freedom Plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: About one thousand people gather and form a large "99%" in the middle of Freedom Plaza during an "occupation" of the plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Ibrahim Hussein of Washington, DC, who participated in the Arab Spring movement in Egypt earlier this year, speaks during the "occupation" of Freedom Plaza October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York, large and small occupations have sprung up in cities across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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