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Protesting the Dakota Access pipeline, Native Americans march on Washington, D.C.

American Indians and their supporters are rallying in Washington against continued construction of the disputed Dakota Access pipeline.

A federal judge this week declined to halt construction of the final section of the $3.8 billion pipeline, meaning oil could begin flowing through it as early as next week.

The Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes have tried to stop the pipeline, saying it threatens their sovereignty, religious rights and water supply. The final, disputed section of the pipeline would pass under a reservoir that provides water to tribal reservations. The pipeline itself is not on tribal land.

On Friday, protesters marched from the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters to the White House. With the encouragement of President Donald Trump’s administration, the Army authorized construction of the pipeline to start again. That move canceled an environmental study ordered under the administration of President Barack Obama. (AP)

(Photos: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, Kevin Lamarque/Reuters, Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images [2], Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

See more images from the protests on Yahoo News.

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Thania Sayne leans on her husband’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery while “Taps” is played during a nearby burial service on Oct. 16, a day before what would have been their third wedding anniversary. Sayne was four months pregnant with their second son when her husband, Army Sgt. Timothy D. Sayne, was killed on Sept. 18, 2011 in the Kandahar province.

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Obamas Host Their Final State Dinner

Pres. Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wait to greet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini, for the Obamas’ final State Dinner at the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. The first lady wore a custom-made gown designed especially for her by Donatella Versace, according to Versace. The dress is a fitted, floor-length, rose gold chainmail gown with delicate draping details and an asymmetrical off-the-shoulder neckline. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)