Rally to Restore Sanity: in pictures

Highlights from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s rally in Washington, DC this weekend.

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The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Hope, organised by the Daily Show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, went ahead on Washington, DC's National Mall this weekend.

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The organisers stressed that the event was non-partisan, with some self-avowed Republicans in attendance – but the Tea Party was lampooned on many placards, as above.

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It was seen by many as a response to the Fox News pundit Glenn Beck's recent Restoring Honour rally, which occupied the same site back in August and was hailed as a sign of conservative power.

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Above are the crowds. It's estimated that at least 250,000 people attended.

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Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman.