Anti-war demonstrators have held sit-ins and marches in the US to mark five years since the start of the war in Iraq.
Masked protesters joined the 'March of the Dead' near Arlington Cemetery in Virginia. Dressed in black, wearing white masks, they carried the names and ages of civilians killed.
Others used simpler means to get their message across at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington.
The protesters, who stopped traffic during rush hour in the capital, blame the IRS for funding the war in Iraq.
While the protesters waved peace signs and chanted slogans, President George W Bush addressed the Department of Defense on the success of the war.
President Bush said recent efforts in Baghdad by US forces, known as the surge, had been a victory against insurgents.
Members of the women's peace movement Codepink, including co-founder Medea Benjamin (right) disagree with the president's so-called war on terror.
The protesters risked arrest. At least 33 people were detained by police outside the IRS building.
As the Washington protests got underway, more marches and vigils were expected in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.