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100,000 at Obama Rally?

CBS News says 100,000 greeted Obama at a rally in Denver today:

Barack Obama drew a crowd of 100,000, according to police estimates, in his third visit to Colorado since the Democratic Convention. Speaking at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver, Obama appeared to be stunned by the sea of supporters.

"Goodness gracious! Who are those folks way at the top of the capitol over there? Unbelievable!" he said to cheers.

Ben Smith notes, however, this Denver Post dispatch:

Denver police estimated the crowd at more than 100,000. Civic Center park holds 34,000, and there were several thousand more in the streets surrounding the park and on the steps of the state Capitol.

Here's video:

Sure looks like a lot people.