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A woman who was part of the "A Day in the Strife" rally at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 10, 2012 holds up a drawing indicating her displeasure with budget cuts. About 200 people from a coalition of grassroots organizations, community services groups and D.C. homeless citizens converged on the Wilson building Thursday to ask council members to allocate funding to homeless services and affordable housing in the FY 2013 budget. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

A woman who was part of the "A Day in the Strife" rally at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 10, 2012 holds up a drawing indicating her displeasure with budget cuts. About 200 people from a coalition of grassroots organizations, community services groups and D.C. homeless citizens converged on the Wilson building Thursday to ask council members to allocate funding to homeless services and affordable housing in the FY 2013 budget. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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