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Iraq War Protesters March in Washington

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Iraq War Protesters March in Washington

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Iraq War Protesters March in Washington

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Demonstrators hold candles in front of the White House as they take part in an anti-war procession in front of the White House on Friday. Christian Peace Witness for Iraq organized the march, and a preceding worship service. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators hold candles in front of the White House as they take part in an anti-war procession in front of the White House on Friday. Christian Peace Witness for Iraq organized the march, and a preceding worship service.

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Thousands of Christians opposed to the war in Iraq gathered at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Friday night to pray and protest U.S. involvement in the Middle Eastern country.

Tuesday is the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

After an evening prayer service, the protesters marched to the White House. More than 200 were arrested for civil disobedience. President was away for the weekend at Camp David in Maryland.

On Saturday morning, a coalition of protest groups has a permit for up to 30,000 people to march from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial across the Potomac River to the Pentagon. Smaller demonstrations are planned in cities across the country.