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'Occupy The Highway' Marchers Reach D.C. (PHOTOS)

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OCCUPY THE HIGHWAY
Danielle Longchamps, 24, from Ellicott City, Maryland, adjusts her socks and band-aids on her sore feet after joining marchers in Baltimore with the Occupy Wall Street protests that are marching from New York City to Washington, DC, on November 22, 2011 as she takes a break in Hyattsville, Maryland. Weary but determined Occupy Wall Street protesters strolled into Washington in the rain on Tuesday, completing a 13-day march from New York for a cause they said was far from over. Carrying a U.S. fl | AFP/Getty Images

WASHINGTON -- The Occupy Wall Street protesters who left New York two weeks ago for a 240-mile march to Washington have arrived in the nation's capital.

Marchers have dealt with blisters, bad weather, and roads and bridges unfriendly to pedestrians. One man even made the entire journey without shoes.

About two dozen people left from New York's Zuccoti Park on Nov. 9, and the march, known as "Occupy the Highway," now includes about 40 people. Not all the original marchers made the entire journey, but the march picked up new people along the way.

Participants say the march was successful because they were able to bring the Occupy Wall Street movement to rural communities that previously had little exposure to the protests.

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