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Thousands of Women March for Equal Rights, in US, Around World

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Women's March demonstrators walk past the White House in Washington, Jan. 20, 2018. Women's March demonstrators walk past the White House in Washington, Jan. 20, 2018.

Thousands of women gathered in cities across the United States and around the world on the anniversary of the inauguration of President Donald Trump to call for equal rights in pay and health care, to denounce sexual harassment and to encourage women to run for office.

Marchers also addressed such issues as racial equality, gun control, immigrant protections and conservatives' efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.

Members of the "Texas Handmaids" lead a women's march to the Texas State Capitol on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, Jan. 20, 2018, in Austin, Texas. The costumes are a nod to "The Handmaid's Tale," a novel and television series that tell the story of a dystopian future in which women's rights are suppressed and a class of women are used solely for reproductive purposes.
Members of the "Texas Handmaids" lead a women's march to the Texas State Capitol on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, Jan. 20, 2018, in Austin, Texas. The costumes are a nod to "The Handmaid's Tale," a novel and television series that tell the story of a dystopian future in which women's rights are suppressed and a class of women are used solely for reproductive purposes.

Crowd estimates for the march in Washington were down from last year's gathering. But marches also were taking place in New York; Philadelphia; Los Angeles; Chicago; Denver, Colorado; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Palm Beach, Florida, where the president has a vacation home.

Marchers gather in the Grant Park area of Chicago, Jan. 20, 2018. (K. Farabaugh/VOA)
Marchers gather in the Grant Park area of Chicago, Jan. 20, 2018. (K. Farabaugh/VOA)
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