“War Is Not the Answer”

On the seventh anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, thousands of protesters marched through the District Saturday to urge immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Protesters calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan rally in Lafayette Park near the White House on March 20, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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Protesters calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan place flag-draped mock coffins in front of the building where Halliburton has its offices.
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Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in the Iraq war, speaks during a rally in Lafayette Park.
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A protester drapes an Afghan flag over a mock coffin before a march calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Protesters calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan destroy an effigy of former Vice President Dick Cheney in front of the building where Halliburton has its offices in DC.
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Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan addresses a crowd of activists in Lafayette Park.
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Michele Flanders of Woodstock, New York, listens to speakers at a rally against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in Lafayette Park.
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WASHINGTON - MARCH 20: Members of the anti-war group Code Pink pretend to attack one of their own with cardboard Predator drones during a rally calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in Lafayette Park near the White House on March 20, 2010 in Washington, DC. The U.S. first invaded Iraq seven years ago this weekend. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - MARCH 20: Protesters calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan march through the streets on March 20, 2010 in Washington, DC. The U.S. first invaded Iraq seven years ago this weekend. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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The U.S. first invaded Iraq seven years ago this weekend.
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WASHINGTON - MARCH 20: Keith Martin of East Orange, New Jersey, listens to speakers at a rally against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in Lafayette Park near the White House on March 20, 2010 in Washington, DC. The U.S. first invaded Iraq seven years ago this weekend. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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Protesters calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan rally in Lafayette Park near the White House.
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Protesters rally in Lafayette Park.
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Protesters calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan march through the streets of DC.
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Herson Blanco carries a mock coffin draped in an American flag during the protest march.
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Protesters calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan march through the streets of Washington, DC.
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Veterans joined the protest calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Protesters calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan rally in Lafayette Park near the White House.
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Protesters stomp on an effigy of former Vice President Dick Cheney in front of the building where Halliburton has its offices. Cheney was CEO of Halliburton before taking office.
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Lorelei Hutchings (R), a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Iraq War now living in Washington, DC, shouts during a march calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Protesters march through the streets of the District.
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Bridget Donahue of Bristol, Connecticut (L) and Joey Risch of St. Louis, Missouri, carry mock coffins draped in Afghan flags during the protest march.
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A group called the Raging Grannies sings during a rally calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in Lafayette Park near the White House.
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