May 1, 2004 - Mission Accomplished? Procession for Peace

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Buddhist Prayer for Peace
 

Photos from a vigil and procession for peace held in San Francisco on the anniversary of President Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech.

The procession started at UN Plaza with a prayer by Buddhist monks. The somber procession, punctuated only by the chimes of peace bells, continued on to the San Francisco Federal Building, the Veteran's Building, and finally the steps of City Hall.

At each stop the names of Iraqi war dead, both US and Iraqi, were read in front of a backdrop of hand held placards showing a sea of names and faces.

 

 

 

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Peace Bells
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The Names3
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The Names1
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Procession 4
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Reading the Names 1
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Reading the Names 2
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May First Newspaper
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Vigil
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Procession 2
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Accomplished
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Procession 1
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Procession 6

 

 

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Vince Rios 1
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Vince Rios 2
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Vince Rios 3

Vince Rios, a Vietnam veteran, and former Marine, shakes the hands of procession participants.

 

 

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Procession 5
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Procession 3
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Procession 7
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The Names 4

 

 

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The Truth

 

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