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Last Updated: Saturday, 19 March, 2005, 19:59 GMT
In pictures: London's stop the war march
Protesters with banners gather in Hyde Park
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The sun shone brightly as marchers gathered at Hyde Park on Saturday morning, helping themselves to the thousands of banners and placards provided.
Protester with badges
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Some seasoned marchers brought their campaign medals with them. This rally was held to mark the second anniversary of the start of the Iraq war.
Marcher with poster
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Many were keen to show that their anger at the war had not made them lose their sense of humour.
The march leaves Hyde Park
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The colourful procession formed up and left Hyde Park at shortly after 1300 GMT. Police estimate about 45,000 were present; organisers say 100,000.
A 'coffin' is carried to the US embassy
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A 'coffin', signifying the 100,000 people killed in the war, was carried at the head of the march by ex-soldiers Ray Hewitt and George Solomou.
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The passing marchers were serenaded by a peace choir, and returned the compliment with applause and cheers.
The 'coffin' is carried through Grosvenor Square to the US embassy
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The 'coffin' was carried through Grosvenor Square to the US embassy as hundreds of police officers stand guard.
Protester carrying shrub
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Some protesters were thinking laterally.
Women's protest
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Hundreds of different groups were represented as the marchers moved slowly towards Trafalgar Square.
End of march, Trafalgar Square
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The marchers crowd into Trafalgar Square to hear speeches from politicians Tony Benn and George Galloway, among others.


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