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Nazima Samir of Somerville at a vigil for Cindy Sheehan at Davis Square. More than 50 vigils were held across the state.

Vigils across state, nation back mother of dead soldier

Thousands support woman at Bush ranch

By Ralph Ranalli
Globe Staff / August 18, 2005

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With twilight and candlelight playing across solemn faces, thousands of antiwar protesters gathered at more than 50 vigils at sites from Northampton to Quincy last night, in solidarity with a mother of four from California who has camped outside President Bush's ranch in Texas for 10 days and who vows to remain until he explains why her soldier son had ... (Full article: 941 words)

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