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"Tea parties" protest against taxes

<p>People wave signs at a "tea party" protest on the grounds of the Colorado tate capitol in Denver April 15, 2009. Protests were held in many U.S. cities loosely inspired by the 1773 Boston Tea Party rebellion against British colonial taxes, which helped spark the American revolution.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

People wave signs at a "tea party" protest on the grounds of the Colorado tate capitol in Denver April 15, 2009. Protests were held in many U.S. cities loosely inspired by the 1773 Boston Tea Party rebellion against British colonial taxes, which...more

People wave signs at a "tea party" protest on the grounds of the Colorado tate capitol in Denver April 15, 2009. Protests were held in many U.S. cities loosely inspired by the 1773 Boston Tea Party rebellion against British colonial taxes, which helped spark the American revolution. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>A family holds signs at a "tea party" protest on the grounds of the Colorado tate capitol in Denver April 15, 2009.  The crowds demonstrated against taxes, government bailouts and U.S. President Barack Obama's budget proposal. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

A family holds signs at a "tea party" protest on the grounds of the Colorado tate capitol in Denver April 15, 2009. The crowds demonstrated against taxes, government bailouts and U.S. President Barack Obama's budget proposal. REUTERS/Rick Wilking more

A family holds signs at a "tea party" protest on the grounds of the Colorado tate capitol in Denver April 15, 2009. The crowds demonstrated against taxes, government bailouts and U.S. President Barack Obama's budget proposal. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>A woman participates in a rally as part of national Tax Day in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, April 15, 2009. Today marks the deadline to file federal income tax returns. iREUTERS/Jim Young </p>

A woman participates in a rally as part of national Tax Day in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, April 15, 2009. Today marks the deadline to file federal income tax returns. iREUTERS/Jim Young

A woman participates in a rally as part of national Tax Day in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, April 15, 2009. Today marks the deadline to file federal income tax returns. iREUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>People wave signs at a "tea party" protest on the grounds of the Colorado tate capitol in Denver April 15, 2009.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

People wave signs at a "tea party" protest on the grounds of the Colorado tate capitol in Denver April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

People wave signs at a "tea party" protest on the grounds of the Colorado tate capitol in Denver April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>A protester, covered in badges, stands in front of an Internal Revenue Services office on Tax Day in New York, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

A protester, covered in badges, stands in front of an Internal Revenue Services office on Tax Day in New York, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A protester, covered in badges, stands in front of an Internal Revenue Services office on Tax Day in New York, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Protesters stand in front of an Internal Revenue Services office on Tax Day in New York, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Protesters stand in front of an Internal Revenue Services office on Tax Day in New York, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Protesters stand in front of an Internal Revenue Services office on Tax Day in New York, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>People wave signs at a "tea party" protest on the grounds of the Colorado tate capitol in Denver April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

People wave signs at a "tea party" protest on the grounds of the Colorado tate capitol in Denver April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

People wave signs at a "tea party" protest on the grounds of the Colorado tate capitol in Denver April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>A police officer orders a National Tax Day demonstrator out of Lafayette Park after a suspicious package was reportedly thrown over the fence at the White House in Washington, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

A police officer orders a National Tax Day demonstrator out of Lafayette Park after a suspicious package was reportedly thrown over the fence at the White House in Washington, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young

A police officer orders a National Tax Day demonstrator out of Lafayette Park after a suspicious package was reportedly thrown over the fence at the White House in Washington, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>A man walks out of an Internal Revenue Services office after filing his taxes on Tax Day in New York, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

A man walks out of an Internal Revenue Services office after filing his taxes on Tax Day in New York, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man walks out of an Internal Revenue Services office after filing his taxes on Tax Day in New York, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A man participates in a rally as part of national Tax Day in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, April 15, 2009. Today marks the deadline to file federal income tax returns. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

A man participates in a rally as part of national Tax Day in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, April 15, 2009. Today marks the deadline to file federal income tax returns. REUTERS/Jim Young

A man participates in a rally as part of national Tax Day in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, April 15, 2009. Today marks the deadline to file federal income tax returns. REUTERS/Jim Young

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