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Photo Gallery: Falun Gong returns to Washington, DC

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06/08/2012
Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners exercise in front of the US Capitol on July 12th (Ma Youzhi/ Epoch Times)

 

Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners practice exercises on the grand lawn in front of the US Capitol on July 12th prior to a rally highlighting the persecution of Falun Gong in China (Ma Youzhi/Epoch Times)

 

Falun Gong practitioners practice the fifth exercise of Falun Gong, a sitting meditation, outside of the US Capitol (Li Ming/Epoch Times)

 

Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners and supporters attend a rally to end the persecution of Falun Gong in China at the US Capitol on July 12th (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

 

Outside the US Capitol, congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen calls for an end of the persecution of Falun Gong in China (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

 

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher speaks out against the persecution of Falun Gong at a rally in Washington DC in front of the US Capitol (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

 

Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners hold signs calling for an end of the persecution in China at the US Capitol on July 12th (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

 

Photographs of Falun Gong practitioners who have been persecuted to death in China over the past 13 years. The poster was displayed outside a Falun Gong rally in Washington DC on July 12th (Shaoshao Chen/Epoch Times)

 

Women sewing a banner before Falun Dafa Rally in Washington DC on July 12th (Shaoshao Chen/Epoch Times)

 

The Tian Guo Marching Band performs on Pennslyvania Avenue in Washington DC on July 13th (Ma Youzhi/Epoch Times)

 

Thousands of Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) practitioners participate in a parade through the streets of Washington DC on July 13th (Li Ming/Epoch Times)

 

Linda, a young Falun Gong practitioner plays the erhu, a 2-stringed Chinese instrument sometimes knows as the Chinese violin, at a concert calling for the end of the persecution of Falun Gong in China (Jeff Nenarella/Epoch Times)

 

Courtney Dowe performs the song, "Accomplice", calling for an end to organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China (Jeff Nenarella/Epoch Times)

 

At the Washington Monument on July 13th, thousands of Falun Gong practitioners participate in a candlelight vigil in honour of practitioners and families being persecuted in China. The Chinese characters they are forming are the principles of Falun Gong: Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

 

A young Chinese girl holds a candle during a vigil at the Washington Monument, Washington DC on July 13th (Shaoshao Chen/Epoch Times)

 

A Falun Gong practitioner holds a placard in memory of Wu Yuxian, who was persecuted to death in China (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)