Led by a group of military families, about 200 people have held a rally in Washington to show support for President Bush and the war in Iraq.

The participants gathered on the National Mall Sunday carried banners and signs proclaiming support for the more than 130-thousand U.S. troops deployed in the war-torn country.

Speakers hailed the efforts to bring democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan and denounced those who protest against it.

The rally came a day after 100-thousand people gathered on the Mall, demanding the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, in the largest such demonstration since the war began.

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