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Photo Gallery: Falun Gong Returns to Washington, DC

Practitioners are optimistic, see changes in Chinese people


Epoch Times Staff
Created: July 19, 2012 Last Updated: July 21, 2012
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Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners exercise in front of the U.S. Capitol on July 12. (Ma Youzhi/The Epoch Times)

Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners exercise in front of the U.S. Capitol on July 12. (Ma Youzhi/The Epoch Times)

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Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners practice exercises on the grand lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol on July 12 prior to a rally highlighting the persecution of Falun Gong in China. (Ma Youzhi/The Epoch Times)

Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners practice exercises on the grand lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol on July 12 prior to a rally highlighting the persecution of Falun Gong in China. (Ma Youzhi/The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong practitioners practice the fifth exercise of Falun Gong, a sitting meditation, outside of the U.S. Capitol. (Li Ming/The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong practitioners practice the fifth exercise of Falun Gong, a sitting meditation, outside of the U.S. Capitol. (Li Ming/The Epoch Times)

Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners and supporters attend a rally to end the persecution of Falun Gong in China at the U.S. Capitol on July 12. (Edward Dai/The Epoch Times)

Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners and supporters attend a rally to end the persecution of Falun Gong in China at the U.S. Capitol on July 12. (Edward Dai/The Epoch Times)

Outside the U.S. Capitol, congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen calls for an end of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. (Lisa Fan/The Epoch Times)

Outside the U.S. Capitol, congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen calls for an end of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. (Lisa Fan/The Epoch Times)

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher speaks out against the persecution of Falun Gong at a rally in Washington, D.C., in front of the U.S. Capitol. (Lisa Fan/The Epoch Times)

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher speaks out against the persecution of Falun Gong at a rally in Washington, D.C., in front of the U.S. Capitol. (Lisa Fan/The Epoch Times)

Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners hold signs calling for an end of the persecution in China at the U.S. Capitol on July 12. (Lisa Fan/The Epoch Times)

Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners hold signs calling for an end of the persecution in China at the U.S. Capitol on July 12. (Lisa Fan/The Epoch Times)

Photographs of Falun Gong practitioners who have been persecuted to death in China over the past 13 years. The poster was displayed outside a Falun Gong rally in Washington, D.C., on July 12. (Shaoshao Chen/The Epoch Times)

Photographs of Falun Gong practitioners who have been persecuted to death in China over the past 13 years. The poster was displayed outside a Falun Gong rally in Washington, D.C., on July 12. (Shaoshao Chen/The Epoch Times)

Women sewing a banner before Falun Dafa Rally in Washington, D.C., on July 12. (Shaoshao Chen/The Epoch Times)

Women sewing a banner before Falun Dafa Rally in Washington, D.C., on July 12. (Shaoshao Chen/The Epoch Times)

The Tian Guo Marching Band performs on Pennslyvania Avenue in Washington D.C., July 13. (Ma Youzhi/The Epoch Times)

The Tian Guo Marching Band performs on Pennslyvania Avenue in Washington D.C., July 13. (Ma Youzhi/The Epoch Times)

Thousands of Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) practitioners participate in a parade through the streets of Washington D.C., on July 13. (Li Ming/The Epoch Times)

Thousands of Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) practitioners participate in a parade through the streets of Washington D.C., on July 13. (Li Ming/The Epoch Times)

Linda, a young Falun Gong practitioner plays the erhu, a 2-stringed Chinese instrument sometimes knows as the Chinese violin, at a concert calling for the end of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. (Jeff Nenarella/The Epoch Times)

Linda, a young Falun Gong practitioner plays the erhu, a 2-stringed Chinese instrument sometimes knows as the Chinese violin, at a concert calling for the end of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. (Jeff Nenarella/The Epoch Times)

Courtney Dowe performs the song, "Accomplice," calling for an end to organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China. (Jeff Nenarella/The Epoch Times)

Courtney Dowe performs the song, "Accomplice," calling for an end to organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China. (Jeff Nenarella/The Epoch Times)

At the Washington Monument on July 13, thousands of Falun Gong practitioners participate in a candlelight vigil in honor of practitioners and families being persecuted in China. The Chinese characters they are forming are the principles of Falun Gong: Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. (Dai Bing/The Epoch Times)

At the Washington Monument on July 13, thousands of Falun Gong practitioners participate in a candlelight vigil in honor of practitioners and families being persecuted in China. The Chinese characters they are forming are the principles of Falun Gong: Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. (Dai Bing/The Epoch Times)

A young Chinese girl holds a candle during a vigil at the Washington Monument, Washington, D.C., on July 13. (Shaoshao Chen/The Epoch Times)

A young Chinese girl holds a candle during a vigil at the Washington Monument, Washington, D.C., on July 13. (Shaoshao Chen/The Epoch Times)

A Falun Gong practitioner holds a placard in memory of Wu Yuxian, who was persecuted to death in China. (Edward Dai/The Epoch Times)

A Falun Gong practitioner holds a placard in memory of Wu Yuxian, who was persecuted to death in China. (Edward Dai/The Epoch Times)

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