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Our favourite photos from the world's biggest climate march

Annette Bernhardt

More than 785,000 people took to the streets across the world over the weekend for a record-breaking climate march. 

Braving the rain or basking in sunshine, people across the world came together ahead of COP21 - the UN Climate Summit that launches today - calling for a strong deal to combat global warming, fight inequality and replace fossil fuels with renewable energy. Ambitious? Certainly, but the incredible show of solidarity in over 2,300 events across 175 countries sends a powerful signal to our leaders: the people of this planet will not settle for anything less than a world that is 100% clean. 

Take a look at some of our favourite photos from the worldwide climate march. 

Global citizens joined 50,000 marchers on the streets of London for the city's biggest ever march.  


A "coal-dragon" in Berlin breathed insults at passersby. 


Thousands of protesters raised their voices in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Violence against earth - Cape Town.jpgImage: action/2015

There were planet puns flying out everywhere. 



And some people didn't settle for just marching. 

skydiving.jpgImage: action/2015

Image: action/2015

After the march in Paris was called off in the wake of the recent terror attacks, Parisians symbolically laid 10,000 empty pairs of shoes at the Place de la Republique. 


Kids around the world raised their voices. 

These activists showed us that emojis speak louder than words. 


And this was just pure eloquence. 


This wasn't just a protest. This was a celebration of planet Earth, a powerful display of hope for its future. COP21 is the world's opportunity to ensure a cleaner future.

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