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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Photos: Thousands March in New York as Iraqis Flee Their Homes

*350,000 anti-war activists marched in New York today.
*Violence in Iraq has forced 100,000 families across the country to flee their homes.
*16 Iraqis were killed Saturday, six of them tortured in captivity.
*70 American soldiers have died in Iraq this month alone.

Bush believes 70 dead American soldiers, 100,000 Iraq families in refugee camps and ongoing violence equals one big stride towards victory. In today's radio address, he said: "There will be more tough fighting ahead in Iraq and more days of sacrifice and struggle. Yet, the enemies of freedom have suffered a real blow in recent days, and we have taken great strides on the march to victory."

Iraq veterans march in an anti-war rally in New York. Thousands gathered to protest the war in Iraq and the policies of US President George W. Bush.(AFP/Don Emmert)


Anti-war activists march down Broadway, to protest the war in Iraq, with thousands of supporters in New York April 29, 2006. The marchers demanded an immediate withdrawal of troops, the same day news organizations noted April as being the most deadly month for U.S. troops in Iraq, with at least 69 killed. (REUTERS/Chip East)


An Iraqi boy has a drink of water at a refugee camp Saturday April 29, 2006 in Diwaniyah, 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Sectarian violence has forced about 100,000 families across Iraq to flee their homes, a top Iraqi official said, as 16 more Iraqis were killed Saturday, including six who were tortured in captivity. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)


An Iraqi girl cries while looking for her father at a refugee camp Saturday April 29, 2006 in Diwaniyah, 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Sectarian violence has forced about 100,000 families across Iraq to flee their homes, a top Iraqi official said, as 16 more Iraqis were killed Saturday, including six who were tortured in captivity. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)


An Iraqi family sits in an area they now live in after they sectioned it off from a school gymnasium in Baghdad. Insurgents killed at least six security officers and a civilian across Iraq.(AFP/Karim Sahib)

3 Comments:

At 4/30/2006 7:52 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Were there any giant scary puppets?

 
At 4/30/2006 9:25 AM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

I thought I saw you there timmy.

 
At 4/30/2006 12:24 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Hell yeah, Truthseeker! Wouldn't of missed it for Geritol in the world. That's me in the Grannies for Peace pic below. I'm the one with the walker flashing the peace sign. I probably could have made it without the walker, but Edna, (bless her heart) the blind lady with the cane to my left, beat the living crap out of my legs with that damn cane at our last march.

 

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