Conservatives rally in Washington

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It was labelled as a rally to quote "restore honour" in the US and one that was non-political.

But on Saturday, Washington's Lincoln Memorial was filled with right-wing supporters.

Tens of thousands attended a rally organised by television personality Glenn Beck - who's strongly conservative views include calling Barack Obama, the US president, a racist.

Also addressing the rally was former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

It took place at the same spot where civil rights leader Martin Luther King gave his famous "I have a dream" speech 47 years ago.

Beck called the timing "coincidental" - but critics have accused him of trying to hijack the anniversary.

Counter rallies were held in the capital - including one with civil rights leader Al Sharpton.

Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Lincoln Memorial.