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Anti-War Rally Held in Balboa Park

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Hundreds of people gathered in Balboa Park Satruday to protest continued U.S. involvement in Iraq.

The rally was part of a nationwide day of action, marking the sixth anniversary of the beginning of the war. The rally took place in Balboa Park after a march that began in Hillcrest.

Featured at the event was Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq. She told the crowd that they must keep up the pressure on the Obama administration for his campaign promise to withdraw troops within 16 months of taking office.

Under Obama's plan, up to 50,000 troops will remain to carry out a draw-down plan, with all troops expected to be out of Iraq by the end of 2011.

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