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Yeterday, New York, along with other cities in the U.S. and across the world, was filled with Iraqi war protestors on the one-year anniversary of the U.S.'s attacks in the Middle East. Estimates for the crowd in Manhattan along Madison between 24th and 33rd Streets ranged from 33,000 to 100,000. Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich (who rode the subway with two bodyguards and chatted with a friend) applauded protestors for turning out. Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly were also on the scene, receiving boos but generally pleased that the protests were peaceful, with the Mayor saying, ""New York City knows how to balance the rights of everybody with the requirements of the law."

Updated: kottke has photos from the NYC protest last year (thanks for clearing that up, Eliot).