Protestors carry signs as they demonstrate against proposed cuts to Medical and Medicare outside San Francisco city hall on Sept. 21, 2011.
Protestors carry signs as they demonstrate against proposed cuts to Medical and Medicare outside San Francisco city hall on Sept. 21, 2011. - 
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