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In pictures: Washington protest

Protesters gather before marching down gather before marching down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House

Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters gather in Washington to call for US troops to leave Iraq.

Protesters wear black veils on the march toward the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue

Organisers were expecting more than 100,000 people to join the 11-hour rally, march and concert.

March down Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue

The crowd that marched on the White House, chanting slogans and carrying banners, stretched for several blocks.

Protesters outside the White House

The rally attracted a diverse mix - from first-time demonstrators to those who had opposed the Vietnam War.

Protester holds up a sign referring to the levees that were breached by Hurricane Katrina, flooding New Orleans

The focus of their criticism, President George W Bush, was out of town monitoring hurricane relief efforts in south US.

A woman shouts during the anti-war protest in Washington

Anti-war sentiment is growing in the US with a majority now wanting to see the troops come home.

Dozens of demonstrators march outside the US embassy in Rome, Italy

Rallies opposing the war in Iraq were also held in other US and European cities, including this one in Rome.

See the protests in central London and Washington

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