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Rolling Thunder - Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC

Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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Washington DC - USA -30-MAY-2010 - Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues.
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  • Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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  • Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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  • Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
  • Rolling Thunder  Motorcyclists Descend Enmasse on Washington DC
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Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues. Washington DC, USA 30/05/2010

Rolling Thunder, an annual pilgramage and parade of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists was held today. An estimated 400,000 bikers ride in support of veteran and MIA issues. Washington DC, USA 30/05/2010

The ride, which has occured annualy for the past 23 years is a way to show visible support for the issues facing U.S. veterans. Many of the riders are veterans, themselves, especfially from the Vietnam War.

The route has the cyclists start at the Pentagon come across the Arlington Memorial Bridge, past the veteran's memorials, up Constitution Ave, across 3rd St., and down Independence Ave, ending at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, known as "The Wall".

Thousands of onlookers line the streets as the roaring bikes in procession ride past. Many spectators show their support with flags and gestures, including the "peace sign" (two fingers raised in a 'V').

The parade is orderly and it lasts almost four hours and it is difficult to for pedestrians to find their way across the two occupied roads which define the perimeter of The National Mall.

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