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How many people attended 9/12 rally?

Tea party supporters are upset with the mainstream media for reporting that the number of people at the 9/12 rally in Washington, D.C., totaled in the "tens of thousands." Some conservatives have said that the total was more than a million, and they see the disparity as another example of liberal bias. Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander explains the process his newspaper went through to try to estimate the crowd size. Meanwhile, an aerial photo circulating on the Internet supposedly showing a huge crowd at the 9/12 rally turns out to be from a different rally in the 1990s.