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Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, sparked the youth movement and marched Friday in Stockholm. She was at the forefront of a wave of global protests | Pontus Lundahl/AFP via Getty Images
New Zealand was among the first countries to begin protesting Friday, before the country was rocked by a terrorist attack in Christchurch. A young girl holds up a placard in Wellington | Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images
In Sydney, one protester holds a placard reading "I was hoping for a cooler death" | Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images
There were protests in Asia too. These children in New Delhi joined the demonstration ... | Laurene Becquart/AFP via Getty Images
... as did students in Tokyo ... | Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images
... and people of all ages in Seoul | Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images
The protests were particularly large across Europe. Italian students demonstrated in Turin ... | Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images
... and in Rome at the Piazza Venezia | Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images
In Athens, female protesters hold up pro-climate placards | Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP via Getty Images
A student shouts through a megaphone in Barcelona | Lluis Gene/AFP via Getty Images
A group of schoolchildren hold up a giant globe in Lund, Sweden | Johan Nilsson/AFP via Getty Images
There was a major protest outside the Reichstag in Berlin ... | Sean Gallup/Getty Images
... while the Hofburg Palace in Vienna also saw a mass demonstration | Georg Hochmuth/AFP via Getty Images
In Copenhagen, students hold up a banner featuring an abused "Mother Earth" | Tariq Mikkel Khan/AFP via Getty Images
And in Helsinki, a large group gathered on the steps outside the city's cathedral | Heikki Saukkomaa/AFP via Getty Images
Despite Brexit dominating the national conversation, climate was top of the agenda for young protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in London | Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images
North of the border, students protested outside the Scottish parliament building in Edinburgh | Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
In Brussels, a protester holds a sign: "We won’t be able to tell our children we knew nothing" | Laurenz Gehrke/POLITICO
Oceania, Europe and Asia were all covered — and Pretoria in South Africa also saw a significant youth protest | Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images

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