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    Portland City Hall provides a backdrop for Friday's climate change rally.

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    Young people make their case for action against climate change during Friday's rally at Portland City Hall.

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    People in the crowd at City Hall, many of them students, hold signs while listening to a speaker at Friday's "climate strike."

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    Ruscirene Dinanga, a junior from Portland High School, chants with the crowd outside Portland City Hall on Friday to demand more aggressive action to combat climate change.

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    Elise Bisson, a ninth-grader from Baxter Academy, holds a protest sign in the crowd of more than 2,000 at Portland City Hall on Friday to demand more aggressive action to combat climate change. The rally was part of an international movement, largely led by young people, aimed at pressuring elected officials to act more decisively on climate change.

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    Over 2,000 people filled City Hall Plaza to hear speakers and call for action to combat climate change.

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    Brigham McNaughton, left, of Freeport cheers alongside 6-year-old Friends School of Portland students Teddy McNaughton, Emeline O'Neil and Eben Parker on Friday at Portland City Hall.

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    Elliott Werner, a seventh-grader from Waynflete School, holds a protest sign Friday in the crowd of more than 2,000 at Portland City Hall to demand more aggressive action to combat climate change.

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    People pack City Hall Plaza in Portland on Friday to call for action on climate change.

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    Students turned out by the hundreds Friday for the "climate strike" at Portland City Hall.

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    The crowd at Friday's "climate strike" filled City Hall Plaza from the front of the building to Congress Street.

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    While climate strike organizer Anna Siegel, left, speaks to the crowd, two girls deliver a petition to Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling at City Hall on Friday. Over 2,000 people attended the rally, which called for officials in Portland and South Portland to declare a "climate emergency" and start creating policies to deal with climate change.

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