• There I am! - Surrounded By Light
  • 3rd Street
  • 7th Street
  • I was right about here with my friend Pam3la! So inspiring and fun! - abbyladybug
  • We were here!
    :-) - eve d
  • You could jump rope with a Muslim right here! - Scott Ableman
  • Waves "Hi!!!"
    We were sitting about here. Such a fun event! - greyloch

you call this "sanity?"

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Thousands of people packed the National Mall for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, as seen from the top of the Washington Monument (1:55pm).

Thanks to all who blogged, referred, tweeted and retweeted (Eddie Izzard? Really?) this pic!

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  1. nnewnam 42 months ago | reply

    No, it's the rally to restore sanity. The deadline on said restoration is not stated, but election Tuesday would be a great starting point.

  2. geraldrzv 42 months ago | reply

    Wow! Can you find Waldo?

  3. Kathy Mereand 42 months ago | reply

    Great Shot, what a wonderful vantage point, It's heartening to see proof that the loud mouths in the Glen Beck rally really aren't the majority!

  4. zxgirl 42 months ago | reply

    Wow, good job! Truly impressive. I figured it would be like this and chose to stay far away from DC. ;-)

  5. pirussell1205 42 months ago | reply

    Great pic. Looked like we numbered 500,000 SANE REASONABLE people. My husband & I were there. Every age group was there. We were from diverse backgrounds ie: Para legal from New Orleans , retired Military Itelligence Officer fr Baton Rouge, Federal Park Officer fr California, students fr Stony Univ. in NY, Clerical worker fr East Harlem & Title insurance people fr NY, Woodstock Hippie fr the Village. We hung together for a day & shared a great experience.

  6. dcfox 42 months ago | reply

    ow! you cut me in half!

  7. MY PINK SOAPBOX 42 months ago | reply

    Great shot! Worth the climb for sure. I was there on the ground and I'm very grateful to have been there. Thanks for sharing your photo!

  8. fancynew.beesly 42 months ago | reply

    Amazing. Thanks for this! I camped out and was behind the cameras so I had no idea how far back it was 'til we did the wave.

  9. arvin1975 42 months ago | reply

    80,000 views! That's about one for everyone in your photograph.

  10. jenleereeves 42 months ago | reply

    I think I can see me!

  11. abbyladybug 42 months ago | reply

    What a great event!

  12. Brenan34604 42 months ago | reply

    I was there! It looks like a lot of people. But this doesn't show how packed the streets and the rest of dc was. Perfect day, impossible to move! I was by the first megaton after that big gap witch was separating VIP from free, on the left.

  13. athalia17 42 months ago | reply


    Everyone deserves respect. Why are you out there trashing crazy republicans and t-baggers as you call them? I'm republican, and I'm not calling you any names. You need to respect everyone's views, that's what makes this country great... we are all unique and allowed to be that way. Seriously, I have respect for democrats, republicans, gay, straight, whatever... because everyone deserves to have their own opinion- and they deserve respect. Our country is made up of many unique individuals... we need to appreciate that fact, if we don't we are no better than any other country. By talking trash like that, all you are doing is making yourself look bad, as well as your party- not cool.

  14. aww_man7 42 months ago | reply

    What this doesn't show was how many people were stuck in the side streets. This completely beats the Beck rally since they cheated with the reflecting pool.

  15. sinkz13 [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

    I was there! Great shot of a great time.

  16. Cal, 40 months ago | reply

    Can't they just go join a few Facebook groups?

  17. Brie'sworldphotography 38 months ago | reply

    Omg just knowing I was some where in that mess amazes me ..

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