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Zach Blair and Rise Against perform at the L.A. Rising concert featuring Rage Against the Machine, Lauryn Hill and Muse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

As the headlining act, Rage Against the Machine and frontman Tom Morello screamed out calls to action before about 60,000 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Zack De La Rocha of Rage Against the Machine headlines at L.A. Rising.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Eyeball balloons bounce over the crowd as Muse performs at L.A. Rising.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Mathew Bellamy of Muse performs at L.A. Rising.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A fan in the upper sections of the Coliseum grooves to the pounding music of Rise Against at the L.A. Rising show featuring Rage Against the Machine, Lauryn Hill and Muse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Tony Hernandez of El Gran Silencio performs at L.A. Rising.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Matthew Bellamy of Muse performs along with bassist Christopher Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A security guard quenches the thirst of a fan in the crowded pit late in the afternoon at L.A. Rising.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A security guard lifts an exhausted fan from the crowded front-row area, moments before Muse performs at the Coliseum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Lighters and smart phones light the night as Rage Against the Machine takes the stage at L.A. Rising.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Artist Sahra Vang, 24, of Boston spray-paints the likeness of Lauryn Hill at the L.A. Rising Re-education compound at the Coliseum where social and political groups and artists talked with concertgoers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of people gather at the L.A. Rising Re-education camp to experience a mixture of social activism, politics and art.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Rapper Immortal Technique pumps up the crowd at L.A. Rising.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Fans yell back lyrics to Immortal Technique during the Peruvian American rapper's set.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

At L.A. Rising, Lauryn Hill reworked material she's provided as a solo act and as part of the Fugees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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2 Comments

  1. August 1, 2011, 6:11 am

    I can spot my friends :)

    By: Muchkin Attack
  2. August 1, 2011, 11:08 am

    This was more than a concert! The re-education camp and what an amazing opportunity to connect w/ activists fighting for a better way. I was inspired and will count this as a life changing experience. Also I have bruises on my knees from jumping in the stands and landing on the seat in front of me but that didn't stop me haha! rage rocked my world!! Viva la revolucion!

    By: lolis02

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