A new town square:
Occupy D.C.

With an assortment of tents, a public kitchen and a library, Occupy D.C. calls McPherson Square home.

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The new town square: Occupy D.C.

With roughly 17 committees to manage numerous tasks, Occupy D.C. campers have outfitted McPherson Square with more than the basic necessities. Related article.

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Portable Toilet (Hidden)

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Library
Two miles from the world’s largest library stands a tent reinforced with bamboo and duct tape. On the metal shade of a lone bulb, someone has scrawled: "Let there be knowledge."
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Portable Toilets
Two portable toilets were rented for the camp by a local group. There are no showers yet, but a bucket and a washcloth in the tent are available for use.
Kitchen
In the kitchen, Californian Basant Khalsa serves up meals for between 100 and 200 protesters three times a day, meat eaters and vegans alike.
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Water Sluice
To make filling water jugs easier, someone engineered two bamboo sluices to channel water from a drinking fountain. No one would take credit for this small “hack” of urban furniture, as the refusal of authorship is part of Occupy's value system.
Medical Tent
The medical tent is the only yellow one in the encampment and its visual center, with red crosses fashioned from packing tape. Inside are two chairs, a cot and drawers of supplies stacked roof-high.
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Media Tent
Occupy DC maintains its Internet presence through the media tent, which maintains the camp's Twitter, Facebook page and website. The website houses a livestream, made possible with a hotspot, HD webcam and microphone.
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SOURCE: Staff reports. PHOTOS: Ricky Carioti - The Washington Post. GRAPHIC: Emily Chow, Patterson Clark, Kat Downs and Sisi Wei - The Washington Post. Published Nov. 10, 2011.