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Abortion foes gather in Olympia with new optimism

Participants in an anti-abortion rally and march carry signs and banners as they arrive at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Thousands of abortion opponents rallied in Olympia on Monday for the annual March for Life.

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