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Bid to halt no-camping rule for DC protesters denied

An Occupy Washington protester flies a U.S. flag upside down, usually flown as a sign of distress, at Freedom Plaza in Washington January 30, 2012.  REUTERS/Jason Reed

An Occupy Washington protester flies a U.S. flag upside down, usually flown as a sign of distress, at Freedom Plaza in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

An Occupy Washington protester flies a U.S. flag upside down, usually flown as a sign of distress, at Freedom Plaza in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Occupy DC demonstrators chant under a big blue "Tent of Dreams" placed over a statue in McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Occupy DC demonstrators chant under a big blue "Tent of Dreams" placed over a statue in McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Occupy DC demonstrators chant under a big blue "Tent of Dreams" placed over a statue in McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Occupy DC demonstrators sit near tents in McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Occupy DC demonstrators sit near tents in McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Occupy DC demonstrators sit near tents in McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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An Occupy DC protester walks among tents at Freedom Plaza in Washington January 30, 2012.  REUTERS/Jason Reed

An Occupy DC protester walks among tents at Freedom Plaza in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

An Occupy DC protester walks among tents at Freedom Plaza in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Occupy DC demonstrators sing in McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Occupy DC demonstrators sing in McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Occupy DC demonstrators sing in McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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An Occupy DC demonstrator packs up his camping gear, in compliance with new restrictions, at McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

An Occupy DC demonstrator packs up his camping gear, in compliance with new restrictions, at McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

An Occupy DC demonstrator packs up his camping gear, in compliance with new restrictions, at McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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In compliance with the new restrictions, an Occupy DC demonstrator packs up her camping gear at McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

In compliance with the new restrictions, an Occupy DC demonstrator packs up her camping gear at McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

In compliance with the new restrictions, an Occupy DC demonstrator packs up her camping gear at McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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An Occupy DC demonstrator packs up his camping gear, in compliance with new restrictions, at McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. At noon today, the National Park Service will ban Occupy DC protesters from camping overnight here and in Freedom Plaza where have they been living since October,  in a blow to one of the highest-profile chapters of the movement denouncing economic  inequality.     REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

An Occupy DC demonstrator packs up his camping gear, in compliance with new restrictions, at McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. At noon today, the National Park Service will ban Occupy DC protesters from camping overnight here and in...more

An Occupy DC demonstrator packs up his camping gear, in compliance with new restrictions, at McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. At noon today, the National Park Service will ban Occupy DC protesters from camping overnight here and in Freedom Plaza where have they been living since October, in a blow to one of the highest-profile chapters of the movement denouncing economic inequality. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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An Occupy DC protester points to a sign invoking the movie classic "High Noon" at McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012.    REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

An Occupy DC protester points to a sign invoking the movie classic "High Noon" at McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

An Occupy DC protester points to a sign invoking the movie classic "High Noon" at McPherson Square in Washington January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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