Washington DC War Protests March 20th 2010

After my half marathon in the morning I went into downtown DC for the rest of the day and stumbled upon a war protest that was going on near the White House that provided some good photo opportunities.

 

The police were out in numbers incase things got out of hand.

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They even brought in the SWAT team van

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The protest itself seemed like it was an eclectic cast of characters.

You had people protesting about drone use

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Veterans

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Uncle Sam on stilts

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And then the bizarre:

A Storm Trooper

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Some clowns

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And I don’t even know what to make of this dude.

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And then on the closed road right next to the White House some guys set two courts of inline hockey.

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And then there was a group of kids who set up shop with a megaphone and then built a drum stand that was getting a lot of attention.

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Black Hills Park Sunset

I finished up Sunday with some sunset pictures at Black Hills Park just outside of Germantown MD.

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Sugarloaf Mountain Sunrise

Sunday I woke up early with the intention of taking some sunrise pictures from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain but unfortunately the park doesn’t open until 7 and no one had come to open the gate by 7:40 so I missed out on that opportunity. Instead I took some pictures of the geese in pond near the parking lot

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National Zoo: Ape house

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I think these last three pictures are the best of the day. He just looked so sad sitting up on his tree.

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National Zoo: Birds, Bear, Deer, and a Tiger

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This is one of the uglier birds I’ve ever seen. This is a kind of stork, and I’m going to guess this isn’t what most people think of when they think of a stork bringing babies.

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I was really disappointed that the sea lion /otter area was closed for renovations but I stumbled upon a bear eating lunch so I got some interesting shots.

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I also stumbled unto a deer just outside of the zoo getting some lunch.

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National Zoo Panda Pictures

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Great Falls Maryland

Here are couple of pictures from Great Falls I took on Saturday.

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