1. Perspective is a funny thing. https://www.theatlantic.com/po... You can see that the tents were located just past the Smithsonian Castle, which is more like 2/3 of the way to the Washington Monument. https://www.google.com/maps/@3... You can also see in CNN's gigapixel http://www.cnn.com/interactive... that the section between the tents and the first row of green barriers is almost empty, and the section after that has very few people standing on the north side, matching very closely with photographs taken from behind. I'm not arguing numbers, but in this case at least, the evidence seems to match statements published elsewhere.