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Photos: Science marches around the world

With the White House in the background, participants gather for the March for Science event in Washington, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Thousands of scientists worldwide left their labs to take to the streets Saturday along with students and research advocates in pushing back against what they say are mounting attacks on science. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
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With the White House in the background, participants gathered for the March for Science event in Washington.
Participants in a "March for Science" walk from the University of Mississippi to the Square, in Oxford, Miss., on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)
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Marchers walk from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 22: Jill Johnson (left) and Kerry Lannert (center) preapre a sign prior to the March for Science at Cal Anderson Park on April 22, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. The rally will feature speakers and events advocating for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images)
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Jill Johnson and Kerry Lannert prepare a sign prior to the March for Science at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle.
Retired U.S. Army Corporal Amy Schienschang from Williamsburg, Va., poses for a portrait with a sign that reads "A Woman's Place Is In The Lab" at the March for Science event in Washington, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Scientists, students and research advocates rallied from the Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument on Earth Day, conveying a global message of scientific freedom without political interference and spending necessary to make future breakthroughs possible. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
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Retired U.S. Army Corporal Amy Schienschang from Williamsburg, Va., in Washington, D.C.
epa05921333 Supporters of science and research gather to take part in the March for Science protest in Amsterdam on April 22, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of people in more than 400 locations across the globe are taking part in the March for Science to recognise scientific progress, raise awareness of scientific discovery, and defend scientific integrity. EPA/ROBIN UTRECHT
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Supporters of science and research gathered in Amsterdam.
The Stasiak family arrives to the Washington Monument before marching on Constitution Avenue for the March for Science, on Earth Day in Washington, April 22, 2017. Thousands of scientists and science advocates are expected to demonstrate Saturday in Washington and in smaller events around the world to support, defend and celebrate the scientific enterprise. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
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The Stasiak family arrives to the Washington Monument before attending the Washington, D.C., rally and march.
People line the sidewalk in Central Park listening to a rally before the March for Science on April 22, 2017 in New York. Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight back against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians. / AFP PHOTO / Bryan R. SmithBRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images
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People line the sidewalk in Central Park listening to speakers before marching in New York City.
People with signs walk down Broadway during the March for Science on April 22, 2017 in New York. Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight back against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians. / AFP PHOTO / Bryan R. SmithBRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images
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Demonstrators walked down Broadway in New York.
Caroline Starboard, far left, of Denver, holds an American flag as she waits to join a long line of protesters during a march for science Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Denver. The Mile High City is joining communities around the globe where people are marching to defend scientific work from attacks including U.S. government budget cuts. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Caroline Starboard holds an American flag as she waits to join a long line of protesters in Denver.
Boston MA 04/22/2017 Massachusetts General Hospital March For Science, head towards the Boston Common. Jonathan Wiggs /GlobeStaff) Reporter:Topic
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Massachusetts General Hospital’s March For Science heads towards the Boston Common.
Boston MA 04/22/2017 Massachusetts General Hospital group for the March For Science, heads towards the Boston Common. Jonathan Wiggs /GlobeStaff) Reporter:Topic
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A group from Massachusetts General Hospital heads toward the Boston Common.
Stephanie Woodend, left, a PHD student in Medical Geography at the University of Ottawa and Abby Dalton, a masters student in Geography at the University of Ottawa, participate in the March for Science on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada as part of a global gathering to promote and advocate for science on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Stephanie Woodend and and Abby Dalton at the march in Ottawa, Canada.
A person hold up a sign that reads "Fund Climate Change Research Saving The Planet Is Not A Waste Of Money" during the March for Science in Washington, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Thousands of scientists worldwide left their labs to take to the streets Saturday along with students and research advocates in pushing back against what they say are mounting attacks on science. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
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A person held up a sign that reads “Fund Climate Change Research / Saving The Planet Is Not A Waste Of Money.”

Erin Greeson with the Planetary Society and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" talk backstage at the March for Science event in Washington, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Thousands of scientists worldwide left their labs to take to the streets Saturday along with students and research advocates in pushing back against what they say are mounting attacks on science. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
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Erin Greeson from the Planetary Society spoke with Bill Nye “The Science Guy” backstage in Washington, D.C.

People protest holding banners at the March for Science event in Madrid, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Thousands of scientists worldwide left their labs to take to the streets Saturday along with students and research advocates in pushing back against what they say are mounting attacks on science. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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Protesters held banners during Madrid’s march.

People stand together holding placards during the March for Science day in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, April 22 2017. Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
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People stood together holding placards during the March for Science in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dozens of Sitkans dressed as their favorite animals march in the annual Parade of Species on Lincoln Street in Sitka, Alaska, Friday, April 21, 2017. This year the parade merged with the national Support Science march. ( James Poulson /The Daily Sitka Sentinel via AP)
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Dozens of Sitkans dressed as their favorite animals march in the annual Parade of Species in Sitka, Alaska, on April 21, 2017. This year the parade merged with the worldwide science marches.

Scientists protest in Parliament Square, central London, during the March for Science, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Thousands of scientists worldwide made plans to leave their labs and take to the streets Saturday to rail against what they say are mounting attacks against science. (Jack Hardy/PA via AP)
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Science supporters in Parliament Square, London.

Demonstrators pose while holding a placard as they participate in the 'March for Science' which celebrates the scientific method, in Westminster, central London on April 22, 2017, Earth Day. Thousands of people rallied in support for science in Europe and Australasia on April 22, ahead of a march in Washington, triggered by rising concern over populism and so-called alternative facts. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
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Demonstrators pose while holding a placard in London.