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Keystone XL oil pipeline protest at the White House

Actress Daryl Hannah is helped up before she

Actress Daryl Hannah is helped up before she is arrested outside the White House in Washington as prominent environmental leaders tied themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (Feb. 13, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

Environmentalists, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his son Conor, were among those who tied themselves to a White House gate in protest of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Julian Bond, Michael Brune, Bill McKibbin and Lennox
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Julian Bond, Michael Brune, Bill McKibbin and Lennox Yearwood protest against Keystone XL Pipeline at Lafayette Park in Washington. Prominent environmentalists were arrested after they tied themselves to a White House gate during the protest. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Daryl Hannah protests against Keystone XL Pipeline at
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Daryl Hannah protests against Keystone XL Pipeline at Lafayette Park in Washington. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Daryl Hannah is handcuffed and arrested during the
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Daryl Hannah is handcuffed and arrested during the Keystone XL Pipeline Protest at Lafayette Park in Washington. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is arrested in Washington
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is arrested in Washington along with prominent environmental leaders who had tied themselves to a White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Daryl Hannah is handcuffed and arrested during the
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Daryl Hannah is handcuffed and arrested during the Keystone XL Pipeline Protest at Lafayette Park in Washington. Hannah was arrested along with other environmentalists, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his son Conor, after they tied themselves to a White House gate during the protest. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. protests against Keystone XL
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. protests against Keystone XL Pipeline at Lafayette Park in Washington. The environmental attorney also opposes fracking. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Daryl Hannah is handcuffed and arrested during a
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Daryl Hannah is handcuffed and arrested during a protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline at Lafayette Park in Washington. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Actress Daryl Hannah is arrested outside the White
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Actress Daryl Hannah is arrested outside the White House in Washington as prominent environmental leaders tied themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Robert Kennedy Jr. protests against Keystone XL Pipeline
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Robert Kennedy Jr. protests against Keystone XL Pipeline at Lafayette Park in Washington. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Daryl Hannah is handcuffed and arrested during the
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Daryl Hannah is handcuffed and arrested during the Keystone XL Pipeline Protest at Lafayette Park in Washington. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Daryl Hannah protests against Keystone XL Pipeline at
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Daryl Hannah protests against Keystone XL Pipeline at Lafayette Park in Washington. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. protests against Keystone XL
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. protests against Keystone XL Pipeline at Lafayette Park in Washington. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Civil rights protester Julian Bond, left, and Sierra
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Civil rights protester Julian Bond, left, and Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune, second from left, gather with activists in front of the White House in Washington as prominent environmental leaders tied themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Civil rights leader Julian Bond, right, talks with
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Civil rights leader Julian Bond, right, talks with Chesapeake Climate Action Network executive director Mike Tidwell, center, and another activist as they are chained to a fence at the White House in Washington in protest of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Actress Daryl Hannah is helped up before she
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Actress Daryl Hannah is helped up before she is arrested outside the White House in Washington as prominent environmental leaders tied themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Protesters gather in Lafayette Park, across the street
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Protesters gather in Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House in Washington, before prominent environmental leaders tied themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Civil rights leader Julian Bond is arrested outside
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Civil rights leader Julian Bond is arrested outside the White House in Washington as prominent environmental leaders tied themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune is arrested
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Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune is arrested outside the White House in Washington as prominent environmental leaders tied themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (Feb. 13, 2013)

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