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Photos From March On Washington

Laylah Pope, 5, poses at the foot of Lincoln's statue with her sign. She is from Detroit and was with her grandmother.
Laylah Pope, 5, poses at the foot of Lincoln's statue with her sign. She is from Detroit and was with her grandmother.

Thousands of people descended on Washington, D.C. yesterday for the March on Washigton demanding racial equality and criminal justice reform.

Here are some scenes as captured by photographers Dee Dwyer, André Chung and Tyrone Turner.

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People demonstrate at the march.
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People demonstrate at the march.

Julian Mack from Toledo, OH sings a song about loving being Black at the Martin Luther King Jr. monument. He is a candidate for city council in Toledo.
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Julian Mack from Toledo, OH sings a song about loving being Black at the Martin Luther King Jr. monument. He is a candidate for city council in Toledo.

Wesley Smith with BLMIVINC in Imperial, CA, braids his daughter's hair. Her name is Amanda Smith, 19.
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Wesley Smith with BLMIVINC in Imperial, CA, braids his daughter's hair. Her name is Amanda Smith, 19.

From left, sisters Xji-Anne Hudson, Tsa-Qhura Hudson and Jasmine Rivera came from Albany, NY, to participate in the March.
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From left, sisters Xji-Anne Hudson, Tsa-Qhura Hudson and Jasmine Rivera came from Albany, NY, to participate in the March.

Attendees of the march try to cool off with fans.
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Attendees of the march try to cool off with fans.

The view from the Lincoln Memorial looking out over the thousands of people who attended the March.
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The view from the Lincoln Memorial looking out over the thousands of people who attended the March.

Poetry Pool of Baltimore, MD, holds a flag as she stands in the reflecting pool. She walked to Washington, D.C. from Baltimore with 10 people from her organization A.A.D. It took them 2 days.
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Poetry Pool of Baltimore, MD, holds a flag as she stands in the reflecting pool. She walked to Washington, D.C. from Baltimore with 10 people from her organization A.A.D. It took them 2 days.

Kalu Abosi, left, and Josh Cobb, both of St. Paul, Minn., listen to the program.
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Kalu Abosi, left, and Josh Cobb, both of St. Paul, Minn., listen to the program.

Thousands of people marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. monument. .
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Thousands of people marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. monument. .

Left, Kaitlin Bryant is Miss Black Alabama International Ambassador 2020- 23-years-old. Right, Bryhana Johnson is Miss Black Tennessee International Ambassador 2020, 26-years-old.
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Left, Kaitlin Bryant is Miss Black Alabama International Ambassador 2020- 23-years-old. Right, Bryhana Johnson is Miss Black Tennessee International Ambassador 2020, 26-years-old.

A musician plays a tune at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after the official program.
/ André Chung for NPR
A musician plays a tune at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after the official program.