31 powerful photos from the massive, awe-inspiring March for Our Lives.

On March 24, 2018, people around the world took to the streets to protest gun violence with the March for Our Lives.

Scheduled in response to the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the March for Our Lives descended on the nation's capital — in addition to smaller marches around the country — with people voicing support for gun safety measures like universal background checks and a ban on certain semi-automatic rifles.

From the signs to the sheer number of people in attendance, the demonstrations were simply stunning on a visual level.


Washington, D.C.

Sign-holding marchers fill the streets in Washington, D.C. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

People bear messages on uprisen hands in Washington, D.C. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

There were performances by artists like Common, Demi Lovato, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt, Vic Mensa, Miley Cyrus, and Ariana Grande.

Common performs "Stand Up for Something" with members of the Cardinal Shehan School choir. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

Demi Lovato sings in Washington, D.C. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt take the mics at the Washington D.C. March for Our Lives rally. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.

Rapper Vic Mensa performs at the rally in D.C. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images.

Miley Cyrus belts out "The Climb" during the March for Our Lives rally. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

Ariana Grande sings at the D.C. rally. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.

The crowd was absolutely massive.

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Of course, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and others from around the country, delivered impassioned speeches to a roaring crowd.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Delaney Tarr speaks. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Student Cameron Kasky addresses the crowd. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg raises a fist at the rally. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images.

Alexandria, Virginia, student Naomi Wadler speaks during the D.C. rally. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images.

The demonstration weren't only in D.C. Marches and rallies popped up around the world in support of the March for Our Lives.

In the U.S., there were more than 800 rallies scheduled with a simple goal: to care more about our children than we care about our guns.

New York City, New York

A crowd unites with signs such as "Are our kids' lives worth your guns?" Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

Paul McCartney joins the New York march wearing a shirt that says "We Can End Gun Violence." Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

Protesters demand gun regulations in N.Y. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Los Angeles, California

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Pflugerville, Texas

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Berlin, Germany

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London, England

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Read more on the March for Our Lives with stories on Parkland student Emma Gonzalez’s emotional silence, D.C. student Zion Kelly’s speech on losing his twin to gun violence, outstanding protest signs, and moving words from little kids.

And if you want to support the anti-gun-violence movement, we have a quiz for the best way you can help.

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