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In photos: Global climate strike by school students

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 40: 01 March 2019, Hamburg: Greta Thunberg, climate activist, stands with a banner in front of a rally on the town hall market in front of the town hall. The young Swedish woman has come to Germany for the first time for a school strike for more climate protection. Photo: Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa (Photo by Daniel Bockwoldt/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Thousands of students walked out of classes and took to the streets worldwide on March 15, 2019, over inaction on climate change. The protests are part of a climate strike urging politicians to take steps to curb global warming and protect the environment. Inspired by Greta Thunberg (pictured), the 16-year-old environmental activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee who started skipping classes to protest outside Sweden's parliament, school and university students have followed suit, holding rallies and marches worldwide.

Here are some pictures of the protests happening around the world.

© Daniel Bockwoldt/picture alliance via Getty Images
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