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14211Family of Light Gathering
Photo/Elizabeth Flores
Maryland resident Sasha Baskini teaches a belly-dancing class at the annual Rainbow Family of Light Gathering on Tuesday in the Ottawa National Forest near Watersmeet, Mich. Thousands of people are at the gathering, which promotes peace, spirituality and love.
Photo/Elizabeth Flores
A young woman at the festival lights a pot pipe that resembles a police cruiser. As of Wednesday afternoon, some 47 people were arrested, and more than 200 cited for drug-related offenses, traffic violations and more.
This is the heart of the counterculture.
- Barry Sacharow,
participant in the Rainbow Family gathering
It's a brilliant family reunion. We're seeing God around us here.
- Michael John,
52, of California, who has attended the gatherings since 1972