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A man who gave his name as "King of America" jokes with the crowd during Tuesday's Occupy protest on the West Lawn Capitol while Rit Picone of New Paltz, N.Y., waves his upside-down American flag behind him. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

A man who gave his name as "King of America" jokes with the crowd during Tuesday's Occupy protest on the West Lawn Capitol while Rit Picone of New Paltz, N.Y., waves his upside-down American flag behind him. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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