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At the Democratic convention, the politics of dress

by Robin AbcarianThe Los Angeles Times

"Turning heads was exactly the goal of Kelly Jacobs, a 49-year-old persimmon farmer and peace activist from Hernando, Miss. She bought eight "peace flags" -- red and white stripes with a white peace symbol on a blue background -- and sewed herself some dresses. Pinned to her chest was a silver pin with the dangling numerals 4145. "That's how many troops have died in Iraq," she said. "At least it was when I left home to drive up here."

The Los Angeles Times: At the Democratic convention, the politics of style