I just returned from the march, and the turnout was outstanding. I took a few pictures and thought I'd share them.

This is about as close as non-VIPs could get to the stage which was beyond the stands. We could only see the speakers by Jumbotron.

Al Sharpton on Jumbotron.

People were everywhere. They stretched along both sides of the Reflecting Pool (far beyond the treeline and sidewalk) and into the WWII Memorial.

The event started at 8am, and when we arrived around noon, people were still coming. This is probably the largest gathering I've attended outside of the inauguration in 2009. I would not be surprised to find that a lot more than 100,000 people showed up.

So many groups were represented— the NAACP, NOW, the Socialists and Communists, Asian-American groups, black service fraternities and sororities, and many, many, many union organizations.

A variety of causes were represented. From the speeches, signs, discussions people were having along the Reflecting Pool, and brochures distributed, participants wanted racial equality, prison reform, LGBT equality, strengthening of the Voting Rights Act, jobs, economic freedom and opportunity, an end to stop-and-frisk, gun control, an end to Stand Your Ground laws, DC statehood, peace, and many other causes.

At one point during the march, an extremely tall, handsome, rather pudgy, very sweaty, familiar-looking man pushed passed my sister and me with a very friendly, "Hi, howya doin'?" as he sunk into the crowd ahead. A group of women snagged him and got him to take a picture with them. My sister said, "Oh, that's Cory Booker." So, I got to see Cory Booker close up! I didn't think to take a picture of him however.

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ETA: Oh Yeah_What attended the rally this morning and got a beautiful shot of the crowd, and the Lincoln and WWII Memorials.