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Rally To Restore Sanity Attendance Estimated In Hundreds Of Thousands

First Posted: 10/31/10 12:11 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

Rally To Restore Sanity Attendance

The Rally to Restore Sanity has come to a close, and crowd estimates are beginning to trickle in. It is clear that a huge number of people attended the event (see photos from the rally here), but the calculations vary among sources.

According to CBS News, 215,000 people showed up for the rally on Saturday. By comparison, CBS estimated that 87,000 -- just 40% of the Sanity Rally estimation -- attended Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally in August.

Canada's CTV, meanwhile, wrote that 250,000 people were estimated to have partaken in the Rally to Restore Sanity.

Earlier on Saturday, Brian Stelter tweeted that the Parks Service approximated that "well over 200,000" attended Saturday's rally.

For full coverage of the rally, check out HuffPost's comprehensive live blog of the event, including videos, photos and more.

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Filed by Whitney Snyder  |