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Peace House activists sit September 12, 2013 at an empty spot where a... News PhotoActivist,Downtown District,Famous Place,Government,Horizontal,International Landmark,Politics,Sitting,USA,Vigil,Washington DC,White House - Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPeace House activists sit September 12, 2013 at an empty spot where a landmark peace vigil that has stood, outside the White House in downtown Washington, DC for more than 30 years. According to Concepcion Picciotto, the legendary protester who has served as the vigils longest-running caretaker the hand-lettered anti-nuclear signs and the white shelter that have been a defining feature of Lafayette Square for decades has been removed by US Park Police. The activists said that they intend to recover the signs and tent and return to their vigil. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)