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In Pictures: March For Our Lives campaigners protest worldwide over gun control

Across the continents, thousands of people are marching for gun control in the US to prevent another massacre.

The March For Our Lives movement is demanding a ban on assault-style, high-capacity rifles used with deadly efficiency in recent mass shootings.

Hundreds of protests are happening worldwide on Saturday, led by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where last month 17 people were gunned down by a former pupil.

Thousands of UK supporters gathered in solidarity outside the US embassy in London and the US consulate in Edinburgh.

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Student Gun Protests
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People take part in a rally against gun violence in New York (AP)
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Protesters hold up signs during the London March For Our Lives anti-gun rally outside the US Embassy in London (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Protesters during the Edinburgh March For Our Lives anti-gun rally outside the US Consulate in Edinburgh (Jane Barlow/PA)
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Demonstrators gather during the March for Our Lives protest for gun legislation and school safety outside city hall, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio (AP)
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(Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Protesters during the Edinburgh March For Our Lives anti-gun rally outside the US Consulate in Edinburgh (Jane Barlow/PA)
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American students and expats hold signs calling for stricter gun control during in a solidarity rally with March For Our Lives on the Place des Nations in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland (AP)
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People hold banners during the March For Our Lives event in Paris (AP)
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A demonstrator covered in red paint attends the March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control in Washington (AP)
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A mother comforts her daughter after a moment of silence at a rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee (Times Free Press/AP)
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A demonstrator attends a rally in Chicago (AP)
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Protesters cry as they arrive at the March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control in Washington (AP)

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