In Pictures: Science marchers defy rain in Washington DC

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Thousands of scientists have taken part in demonstrations around the world in protest against what they see as a global political assault on facts.
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The main event was held in Washington DC in the United States.
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Thousands of protesters turned out despite the bad weather.
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Marchers came with plenty of protection against the rain.
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The event, timed to coincide with Earth Day, also called for action to protect the environment.
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Some protested against funding cuts for science and the environment.
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There was a festival atmosphere beside the Washington Monument, where a stage was erected for music and speeches.
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Organisers said it was a celebration of science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community.
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Marchers wanted to demonstrate "the vital role science plays in our democracy".

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