Monday, November 1, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

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This weekend I attended the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear hosted by John Stewart and Stephen Colbert.  From a photographic perspective, it was a great opportunity and I had a complete field day.  Unlike some of the rallies in DC often filled with hateful, mean, or completely slanderous messages, this rally was a remarkable exercise in moderation – as it was intended.  Certainly there were people with signs that poked harshly at some of the people and policies on the extremes, but the vast majority of participants with signs were creative and frequently entertaining.

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One aspect of the rally that impressed me most was the shear number of people.  The rally was well organized and designed to take place on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th streets.  It was clear that the organizers had underestimated the popularity of the event as the crowds stretched to the Washington Monument (14th street) and clogged many of the cross streets for several blocks off the Mall.

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I am including several photos here, but you can see more at my Flickr Photostream.

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Have fun, and go make some great photography.


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