In pictures: Global climate strike
Students around the world walked out of school Friday to protest against a perceived lack of action on climate change by world leaders.
From Barcelona to Berlin, Seoul to Sydney, the massive demonstrations — inspired by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden — captured the imagination of schoolchildren and others around the globe.
Here are some of the best pictures from the protest.
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, sparked the youth movement and marched Friday in Stockholm. She was at the forefront of a wave of global protests | Pontus Lundahl/AFP via Getty Images
New Zealand was among the first countries to begin protesting Friday, before the country was rocked by a terrorist attack in Christchurch. A young girl holds up a placard in Wellington | Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images
In Sydney, one protester holds a placard reading “I was hoping for a cooler death” | Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images
There were protests in Asia too. These children in New Delhi joined the demonstration … | Laurene Becquart/AFP via Getty Images
… as did students in Tokyo … | Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images
… and people of all ages in Seoul | Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images
The protests were particularly large across Europe. Italian students demonstrated in Turin … | Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images
… and in Rome at the Piazza Venezia | Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images
In Athens, female protesters hold up pro-climate placards | Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP via Getty Images
A student shouts through a megaphone in Barcelona | Lluis Gene/AFP via Getty Images
A group of schoolchildren hold up a giant globe in Lund, Sweden | Johan Nilsson/AFP via Getty Images
There was a major protest outside the Reichstag in Berlin … | Sean Gallup/Getty Images
… while the Hofburg Palace in Vienna also saw a mass demonstration | Georg Hochmuth/AFP via Getty Images
In Copenhagen, students hold up a banner featuring an abused “Mother Earth” | Tariq Mikkel Khan/AFP via Getty Images
And in Helsinki, a large group gathered on the steps outside the citys cathedral | Heikki Saukkomaa/AFP via Getty Images
Despite Brexit dominating the national conversation, climate was top of the agenda for young protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in London | Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images
North of the border, students protested outside the Scottish parliament building in Edinburgh | Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
In Brussels, a protester holds a sign: “We wont be able to tell our children we knew nothing!” | Laurenz Gehrke/POLITICO
Pretoria in South Africa also saw a significant youth protest | Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images