The protesters gathered in front of the White House at first. The remarkable thing about the crowd was that it wasn't just Egyptian-Americans there. Many other representatives of various Arab communities were there, too, as well as non-Arabs: friends, sympathizers, and just Americans who care.
At this point, one of the main organizers got on the phone with a protester, who was said to be in Tahrir Square in Cairo. He addressed the crowd here via a speaker. Perfect example of people-to-people, direct communication:
Some interesting signs and banners. Pretty telling and certainly, making good points:
Addressing one of the major "concerns"?
The great reminder. While Obama spoke INside the WH, with his Canadian counterpart, calling for "more".
The Prayer. In front of the White House. Significant.
And very moving.
Then the protesters marched towards the Congress: the group seemed to grow larger as it moved through downtown Washington.
Some shots. No comment...
Pretty much captures the irony of the whole situation. Especially when speaking of public diplomacy...
The protesters stopped in front of the Supreme Court...
... and ended the "Day of Departure" with two minutes of silence for all those who died in the protests in Egypt over the past week.