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Protesting the Dakota Access pipeline

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Military veterans, from left, Balko Sichel, Phillip Schlachter and Lashon Daw near the Dakota Access pipeline protest site in North Dakota.

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A rusty, burned-out dump truck along the snow-covered road leading to the pipeline blockade.

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Heavy snow and low temperatures have come to the Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of North Dakota’s Cannonball River just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Heavy snow and low temperatures have come to the Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of North Dakota’s Cannonball River just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.  (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times )
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Native American veterans sing before a cleansing ceremony held by tribal members at the Prairie Knights Casino near Fort Yates, N.D.

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Shouts of approval before the tribe’s ceremony. 

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In an Oceti Sakowin camp tepee run by Matthew Black Eagle Man, 48, right, there is discussion around a hot fire about the news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had denied an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline to cross under the Missouri River.

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At the protest camp.

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Demonstrators at a camp along the Cannonball River.

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A tribal cleansing ceremony.

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Fort Yates, N.D.

Tribal members hug during the cleansing ceremony.

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Veterans at the cleansing ceremony.

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Military veterans from all over the country gather in a circle in a field.

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Tobey Montoya of New Mexico, in wheelchair, is surrounded by several hundred other military veterans.

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Dex is one of the veterans who are standing in solidarity with the people protesting the Dakota Access pipeline.

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Navy veteran Rob McHaney carries his flag through the Standing Rock encampment, joining several thousand other military veterans from all over the country who are standing in support of the people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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The Standing Rock camps are swelling in size despite the subzero temperatures as thousands of veterans are arriving to join the protest.

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Veterans join the proteset.

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Navy veteran Rob McHaney carries his flag through the Standing Rock encampment.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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The protest camp.

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Veterans.

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Protesting veterans.

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A circle of veterans.

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The Standing Rock encampment.

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