The largest climate rally in U.S. history

Bottom-lined by 350.org, the D.C. anti-Keystone XL and climate demo drew up to 50,000, but remained subdued SLIDE SHOW

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    The largest climate rally in U.S. history

    An estimated 50,000 climate activists descend on the National Mall to urge President Obama to follow through on his climate promises (via @fractivistlove)

    The largest climate rally in U.S. history

    The "Forward on Climate" rally aimed to exert pressure on Obama to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline extension, which would carry crude oil from Alberta’s tar sands to the Gulf Coast. (via @presstv)

    The largest climate rally in U.S. history

    Bill McKibben, environmentalist and co-founder of 350.org, addressed the rally and said, "All I ever wanted to see was a movement of ppl for the climate and now Ive seen it." (via @billmckibben)

    The largest climate rally in U.S. history

    Members from indigenous rights groups attended the rally en masse. The Indigenous Council of Nebraska, the Lincoln Indian Center and Idle No More say the Keystone XL pipeline threatens soil and water. (@el_ecopictures)

    The largest climate rally in U.S. history

    Journalist Zachary Bell attended the event and noted, "It was a family friendly affair and it was altogether boring." (via zacharyabell.com)

    The largest climate rally in U.S. history

    Some familiar slogans from Occupy, with an environmental twist (via Zacharyabell.com)

    The largest climate rally in U.S. history

    U.S. Day of Rage, a group campaigning for a fairer political system, tweeted this image and asked why the rally didn't garner more mainstream media coverage.

    The largest climate rally in U.S. history

    Protestors surround the White House, but the president wasn't home -- he was in Florida Sunday, playing golf with Tiger Woods (via @Anonymouspress)

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Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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