Fake New York Times declares war over

A mob of volunteers handed out fake copies of the New York Times Wednesday.

The paper's headline declared the war in Iraq over.

The anonymous spoof was dated July 4 2009.

The papers were distributed to New York City commuters.

The paper contained articles announcing minimum wage laws for the United States, the return of all troops and the introduction of a "sane" economic system.

The campaign is reportedly linked to a group called The Yes Men who says its mission is "impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them".