Scenes From the 'March for Our Lives' Rallies for Gun Control Taking Place Around the World

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In what is being called the biggest protest for gun control in at least a generation, tens of thousands of people have joined more than 800 rallies taking place in every state and on every continent with the exception of Antarctica today. The largest gathering is expected to take place in Washington, D.C., where the National Park Service has approved a permit for a march that some estimate could attract up to 500,000 people over the course of the day. Collectively known as "March for Our Lives," the gatherings were organized in response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a little over a month ago. In D.C., some of the student activists from Marjory Stoneman in Parkland, Florida, will address the crowd.

Below, photographs of the rallies as they unfold.

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The crowd at the March for Our Lives rally as seen from the roof of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on March 24th, 2018. Galvanized by a massacre at a Florida high school, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to take to the streets in cities across the United States on Saturday in the biggest protest for gun control in a generation.

The crowd at the March for Our Lives rally as seen from the roof of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on March 24th, 2018. Galvanized by a massacre at a Florida high school, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to take to the streets in cities across the United States on Saturday in the biggest protest for gun control in a generation.

Participants take part in the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., on March 24th, 2018.

Participants take part in the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., on March 24th, 2018. Bundled against the cold but fired up with passion after a Florida high school massacre, crowds gathered in Washington on Saturday for what is expected to be the biggest U.S. gun control protest in a generation, with hundreds of thousands attending. The student-organized protest is to feature rallies from coast to coast, with the main event in Washington within sight of the U.S. Capitol, whose lawmakers the protesters hope to influence.

Sir Paul McCartney joins thousands of people, many of them students, during a march against gun violence in Manhattan for the March for Our Lives rally on March 24th, 2018. More than 800 March for Our Lives events, organized by survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on February 14th that left 17 dead, are taking place around the world to call for legislative action to address school safety and gun violence.

Sir Paul McCartney joins thousands of people, many of them students, during a march against gun violence in Manhattan for the March for Our Lives rally on March 24th, 2018. More than 800 March for Our Lives events, organized by survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on February 14th that left 17 dead, are taking place around the world to call for legislative action to address school safety and gun violence.

High school students from New Jersey hold American flags as they attend the March For Our Lives rally just north of Columbus Circle in New York City. Thousands of demonstrators, including students, teachers, and parents are gathering in Washington, New York City, and other cities across the country for an anti-gun violence rally organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School school shooting.

High school students from New Jersey hold American flags as they attend the March For Our Lives rally just north of Columbus Circle in New York City. Thousands of demonstrators, including students, teachers, and parents are gathering in Washington, New York City, and other cities across the country for an anti-gun violence rally organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School school shooting.

Demonstrators protest at the March for Our Lives rally on March 24th, 2018m in Berlin, Germany. The protest in Berlin was intended to show solidarity with demonstrations across the U.S. demanding stricter gun control legislation in the country.

Demonstrators protest at the March for Our Lives rally on March 24th, 2018m in Berlin, Germany. The protest in Berlin was intended to show solidarity with demonstrations across the U.S. demanding stricter gun control legislation in the country.

Demonstrators participate in a March for Our Lives rally on March 24th, 2018, in Pflugerville, Texas. More than 800 March for Our Lives events, organized by survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on February 14th that left 17 dead, are taking place around the world to call for legislative action to address school safety and gun violence.

Demonstrators participate in a March for Our Lives rally on March 24th, 2018, in Pflugerville, Texas. More than 800 March for Our Lives events, organized by survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on February 14th that left 17 dead, are taking place around the world to call for legislative action to address school safety and gun violence.

Protesters carry placards and shout slogans during a demonstration calling for greater gun control outside the U.S. Embassy in south London on March 24th, 2018.

Protesters carry placards and shout slogans during a demonstration calling for greater gun control outside the U.S. Embassy in south London on March 24th, 2018.

Young demonstrators hold signs during a rally calling for stronger gun control in the United States at the Museumsquare in the centre of Amsterdam on March 24th, 2018.

Young demonstrators hold signs during a rally calling for stronger gun control in the United States at the Museumsquare in the centre of Amsterdam on March 24th, 2018.

People arrive for the March for Our Lives rally against gun violence in Washington, D.C., on March 24th, 2018.

People arrive for the March for Our Lives rally against gun violence in Washington, D.C., on March 24th, 2018.

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