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Saturday, 26 October, 2002, 23:14 GMT 00:14 UK
Day of global peace marches
Thousands of people across the United States have marched against a possible American-led war in Iraq, in the wake of similar protests at the weekend across Europe and the Far East.

Girl with a placard stands by Constitution Gardens in Washington DC as the rally begins behind her
More than 10,000 marched on the White House in the US capital

Two anti-war protesters pause to read the names on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC
Correspondents say it was the biggest demonstration in the US against a war in Iraq so far

Girl sits by Vietnam War Memorial in Charlotte, North Carolina as a man holds a placard saying
Protests were also held on the east coast of the country, from North Carolina...(AP)

Woman lays flowers by statue of peace activist Samantha Smith (l) while another man marches holding a placard
...to Maine, where more than 1,000 protesters converged on the state capitol in Augusta

Meanwhile in Europe, demonstrations were held in towns and cities across Germany (AP)

Marcher holding placards during a demonstration in Freiburg (l) with another in Heidelberg with
With some unconventional means of getting the anti-war message across...

Man weeps as he holds an anti-war banner at a protest in Stockholm, Sweden
This protester in Stockholm, Sweden is the father of a detainee held by the US in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Anti-war protesters in Japan hold cartoons of Bush and a
Further east, in central Tokyo demonstrators also made their feelings known

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