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Photos from Women’s Marches around the world

Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017. Kainaz Amaria/Vox

In Boston, event planners for a sister Women’s March were expecting around 25,000 participants. Come Saturday, more than 100,000 people filled the streets. At the main event in Washington, DC, crowds are estimated at half a million.

It’s a story being told around the world.

From small towns in Illinois and Idaho to city centers including Los Angeles and San Francisco to Paris, London, and the ancient city of Athens, Greece, thousands of demonstrators are rallying for women’s rights, prompted by Donald Trump’s newly officiated presidency and in response to events in their own countries.

Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017. Kainaz Amaria/Vox

After Trump’s victory in November, plans for a Women’s March on Washington caught international attention, prompting sister marches in 60 countries and all seven continents. Fourteen marches were planned in the United Kingdom, and organizers in India expressed solidarity with the hashtag #IWillGoOut, also in response to an alleged mass assault on women on New Year's Eve, as Vox’s Sarah Wildman reported. There was even a march in Antarctica.

According to event planners, the international protests aim to remind Trump that his rhetoric is not acceptable. Trump has bragged about groping women, made degrading comments about women’s bodies, and claimed (and then retracted) that women should be punished for having abortions. During the campaign, a dozen women accused him of sexual assault.

In response, demonstrators in cities around the world are armed with signs, both championing women’s rights and admonishing Trump, while donning pink hats with cat ears — a nod to Trump’s comment about grabbing women “by the pussy.”

Here are photographs from Women’s March gatherings around the world and here at home:

Park City, Utah

Protesters take part in the Women's March on Main Street during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on January 21, 2017.  Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

London, England

Protesters take part in the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in London, England. The Women's March originated in Washington DC but soon spread to be a global march, calling on all concerned citizens to stand up for equality, diversity and inclusion and f Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Hundreds of thousands joined the Women's March, January 21st, 2017 in London. The march was part of a global respons to the inaurguration of President Donald Trump.  Kristian Buus/In Pictures via Getty Images

Athens, Greece

A child carries a sign as migrants and refugees demonstrate in Athens on January 21, 2017, in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington, one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as US President.  Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Washington, DC

A mother (L) embraces her daughter during the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.   Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images
General view of the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Teresa Kroeger/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Paris, France

Protestors hold anti-Trump signs as over 2000 people protest during the Women's march in front of Trocadero on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France.  Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images
Protestors hold anti-Trump signs as over 2000 people protest during the Women's march in front of Trocadero on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France.  Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

Denver, Colorado

Tens of thousands in Civic Center Park for the Women's March on Denver January 21, 2017.  Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Lisbon, Portugal

People hold placards during a march in central Lisbon on January 21, 2017 in a mark of  solidarity for the political rally promoting the rights and equality for women, Women's March on Washington, taking place today in the US capital.  Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Demonstrators make their way from the iamsterdam statue in front of the Rijksmuseum towards US Consulate during the Women's March held at Museumplein on January 21, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Berlin, Germany

A Woman wearing a USA flag as a headscarf attends a protest for women's rights and freedom in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington in front of Brandenburger Tor on January 21, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Steffi Loos/Getty Images

New York, New York

Protesters march in New York during the Women’s March on January 21, 2017.  Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Boston, Massachusetts

Thousands of people filled Boston Common for the Boston Women's March for America on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.  John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Dublin, Ireland

Women shouts slogans during a protest held in solidarity with the Washington DC Women's March in Dublin, Ireland on January 21, 2017. Crothers/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
A man plays the bagpipes during a protest held in solidarity with the Washington DC Women's March in Dublin, Ireland on January 21, 2017.  Crothers/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Los Angeles, California

Marchers hold signs during the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Marchers hold signs during the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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