'I've never seen anything like this'

Nicoletta Longo waved a boa on top of a traffic light in Boston on Satuday.

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Nicoletta Longo waved a boa on top of a traffic light in Boston on Satuday.

A woman listens to Senator Elizabeth Warren speak on Boston Common Saturday.

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A woman listens to Senator Elizabeth Warren speak on Boston Common Saturday.

A woman carried a sign as she took part in the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday.

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A woman carried a sign as she took part in the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday.

Boston-01/21/2017 Thousands of people filled Boston Common for the Boston Women's March for America. Someone adorned the statue of William Ellery Channing with a pink knit hat and scarf. The staue is on Arlington Street at the Boston Public Garden. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

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Someone adorned the statue of William Ellery Channing in Boston Public Garden with a pink knit hat and scarf.

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Demonstrations happened in Boston, and in cities across the United States and around the world, after the inauguration of Donald Trump.

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Thousands of people were Boston for the Women’s March on Saturday.

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Elizabeth Warren rallied protesters on Boston Common.

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Demonstrators and their signs on Boston Common.

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Hundreds of thousands of protesters were in Washington, D.C.

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Tens of thousands packed Boston Common Saturday.

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Demonstrators arrived at Boston Common.

Emily Tuohey for the Boston globe

Riverside station was full as people made their into the city. Trains were crowded and delayed Saturday.

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Crowds grew larger in Boston from mid-morning onward.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke to tens of thousands who gathered on Boston Common Saturday afternoon.

Joan Vennochi

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Rinaldi22nationalmarch0216.jpg Galvanizing women, Trump (inadvertently) succeeds where Clinton failed

The new president triggers a massive women’s movement.

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To ease the commute out of Boston, the MBTA announced the increased service options.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/RinaldiMarch08.jpg In D.C., massive crowd shouts protest

“We’re here to say we’re not going to roll over and play dead. We’re going to be visible,” said Vivian Fong.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abrahamy-7281.jpg In protest marches, a chance to see hope and a way forward

“Action is an antidote for despair,” said Grace Gregor, 70, of Boston.

Shirley Leung

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/warrenphoto.JPG Five memorable moments from the Boston Women’s March

It was a march to remember from political activist Barbara Lee to all the men pretty in pink.

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“This is where I have to be,” said 17-year-old Sophie Kramer of Maynard.

Opinion | Margery Eagan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Rinaldi22nationalmarch0214.jpg Guilt-free, shame-free empowerment fuels the Women’s March

The women marching in Washington are too powerful, determined, and organized to ever, ever go back.

President Trump

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Time will show the aptness of Trump’s address

The Trump inauguration represented a dramatic departure from the status quo, and so, too, did his inaugural address.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/632320744.jpg Two days on the National Mall illuminate America’s political chasm

The past two days have put on full display the deep wounds that were broken open by the election and show no signs of healing soon.

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“We should have kept the oil, but, OK, maybe we’ll have another chance,” said the president.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/05740013.jpg Fact check: Trump overstates crowd size at inaugural

President Donald Trump’s speech Saturday turned into the latest battle in, as he put it, his “running war with the media.”

AFC Championship: Steelers at Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots and Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers speak before the game at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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Opinion | David Shribman

Boston vs. Pittsburgh — a classic matchup that goes beyond football

The AFC championship game is the latest manifestation of a rivalry — and a bond — that goes back 200 years.

BEN VOLIN

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/631783074.jpg Le’Veon Bell is too good for the Patriots to simply shut him down

Bell rushed for 1,268 yards and caught 75 passes for 616 yards in just 12 games.

One killed, two injured, in Plymouth truck crash

The three men, who were not wearing seatbelts, were thrown into the median of Route 25, State Police said.

Duty calls: Trooper delivers baby in breakdown lane of Mass. Pike

Trooper Carlos Nunez helped the woman give birth in her car in Blandford.

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