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In U.S., Thousands Rally To Pull Troops From Iraq, Afghanistan

Antiwar demonstrators in Washington on March 20.
Thousands of protesters have marched in Washington on the seventh anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, demanding an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

At least eight people, including activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey died while fighting in Iraq in 2004, were arrested after laying coffins at a fence outside the White House.

The protest drew a smaller crowd than the tens of thousands who marched in 2006 and 2007.

There were other similar protests in other cities, including Los Angeles.