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Washington, DC, is expecting 500,000 people to turn up today to participate in today's Women's March on Washington.

The event will start with speeches before progressing to a march along the National Mall toward the White House.

The march is in part in response to Friday's inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, but also in support of civil rights and inclusion. In addition to the march on Washington, tens of thousands of women turned out for sister marches in cities all over the world.

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As tens, even hundreds, of thousands of women pour into Washington, DC, for the Women's March on Washington, thousand of sister marches around the world have already taken place.

From Australia to India, the Czech Republic to the UK, thousands of women have taken to the streets in the name of equality, equal rights, civil rights and economic opportunity.

Reactions to a Trump presidency — from around the globe

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"America," Donald Trump said today during his inauguration, is going to “start winning again.”

From now on, it’s going to be “America first” — and that mentality, he said, will surely lead to “great prosperity and strength.”   

About that, opinions run the gamut. We checked in with some of our journalists and other correspondents from across the globe — to get a sense of what people are thinking and feeling about the new US president — from Russia, where there's a big market for Trump merchandise, to Mexico, where even schoolchildren watched the inauguration live on TV.

Maria Murriel

The Women’s March on Washington will take to the streets of DC this weekend to call on the American people to “send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world, that women's rights are human rights.”

With more than 200,000 people expected to attend, it's set to be the largest US presidential inauguration demonstration in history. That's larger than both Vietnam War-related protests at Richard Nixon's inaugurations in the 1969 and 1973.


Shortly after Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States, all mentions of the phrase “climate change” disappeared from the official White House website,

The site now outlines Trump’s “America First Energy Plan,” which promises to roll back clean water rules and efforts to fight climate change.

The plan echoes pledges Trump made during his campaign and after his election.