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Sanity ... as seen from space

Has sanity been restored? Tens of thousands of people came out to Washington's National Mall on Oct. 30 for the "Rally to Restore Sanity," a mash-up of politics, humor and music put together by Comedy Central cable-TV hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Comedy Central's park permit anticipated that 60,000 spectators would show up, while Colbert estimated the attendance at 6 billion. This satellite picture of the mall, captured by the GeoEye-1 satellite during the rally, gives you an astronaut's-eye view of the crowd from 423 miles up. Maybe those are 6 billion ants ...


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