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Civil rights activist Julian Bond (top row, 3rd L), Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune (top row, 4th L), and activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project tie themselves to the White House fence during an environmental protest in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Civil rights activist Julian Bond (top row, 3rd L), Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune (top row, 4th L), and activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project tie themselves to the White House fence during an environmental...more

Civil rights activist Julian Bond (top row, 3rd L), Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune (top row, 4th L), and activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project tie themselves to the White House fence during an environmental protest in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Environmental activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project protest outside White House in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Environmental activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project protest outside White House in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Environmental activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project protest outside White House in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Police arrest actress Daryl Hannah and other environmental activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project during a protest outside White House in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Police arrest actress Daryl Hannah and other environmental activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project during a protest outside White House in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Police arrest actress Daryl Hannah and other environmental activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project during a protest outside White House in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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An environmental activist opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project has his hand tied to the White House fence with plastic handcuffs during a protest in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

An environmental activist opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project has his hand tied to the White House fence with plastic handcuffs during a protest in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

An environmental activist opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project has his hand tied to the White House fence with plastic handcuffs during a protest in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond and activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project tie themselves to the White House fence during an environmental protest in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond and activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project tie themselves to the White House fence during an environmental protest in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond and activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project tie themselves to the White House fence during an environmental protest in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Environmental activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project protest outside the White House in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Environmental activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project protest outside the White House in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Environmental activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project protest outside the White House in Washington, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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