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US comedians hold 'sanity rally'
TV satirists host Rally to Restore Sanity to take the heat out of an ill-tempered political climate.
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2010 13:39 GMT


Tens of thousands turned out at the National Mall in Washington to show their support for what was billed as a "Rally to Restore Sanity".

TV comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert hosted the event on Saturday, aimed at taking some of the heat out of America's ill-tempered political climate.

Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer was there.

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