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Anonymous and Occupy buddy up (photos)

With shared roots in activism, the hacker collective teams up with the Occupy movement to influence voting this November. Here's a look back at the two groups and how their paths have crossed.

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James Martin
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Seeking to capitalize on each other's momentum and notoriety, hacktivist group Anonymous and the Occupy movement are teaming up to work on common political goals in the coming November election.
Here's a look back at the two groups' actions and how their paths have crossed.
At an Anonymous-organized protest last August in downtown San Francisco against the shutting off of cell phones in transit stations, an activist (shown here) wears a Guy Fawkes mask, which has become a symbol of the elusive hacktivist collective.
Click on for more photos, or read more about how Anonymous and the Occupy movement plan to team up and work together in the November election.
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BART police clear Civic Center Station in San Francisco during Anonymous-organized protests last August. The protests were over BART's shutting off of cell phones at transit stations.
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Protesters and police face off in San Francisco's Civic Center station last August.
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A masked man at an Anonymous-organized protest in San Francisco last August.
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Police watch Anonymous organize at a street protest in San Francisco last August.
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Go hack yourself: an anti-Anonymous proteser?

Go hack yourself: Presumably an anti-Anonymous protester along Market Street in San Francisco last August.
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Occupy Oakland protesters sit in the intersection of 14th and Broadway in Oakland, Calif., on October 26 last year.
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Guy Fawkes at an Occupy Oakland demonstration last October.
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Occupy Oakland shuts down the Port of Oakland last November.
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The road leading to the Port of Oakland is blocked during Occupy protests last November.
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Protesters climb aboard a trailer when Occupy Oakland closes the Port of Oakland on November 2 last year.
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The Occupy movement takes over downtown Oakland, Calif., on November 2 last year.
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Another shot from downtown Oakland during an Occupy protest in November.
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A protester in downtown Oakland carries an American flag following a conflict with police last November.
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A protester sits in front of a Bank of America in downtown Oakland during Occupy demonstrations last November.
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Protests in downtown Oakland last November.
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Alleged Anonymous member Josh Covelli pleads not guilty in federal court in San Jose, Calif., last September to conspiracy and computer hacking charges related to last year's denial-of-service attacks against PayPal's Web site. He was one of 14 suspects charged.
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Alleged Anonymous member Mercedes Haefer also pleads not guilty last September to conspiracy and computer hacking charges related to last year's denial-of-service attacks against PayPal's Web site. She was one of 14 suspects charged.
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Alleged Anonymous member Christopher Quang Vo also pleads not guilty last September to conspiracy and computer hacking charges related to last year's denial-of-service attacks against PayPal's Web site.
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Police gather outside the federal courthouse last September in San Jose where alleged Anonymous hackers are arraigned.

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