Photos: Rallies held worldwide to need action on climate change

Thousands of environmental activists staged a rally outside Germany’s parliament Friday, two days before the country holds a national election, to need that politicians take stronger action to curb climate change.

The protest outside the Reichstag in Berlin was part of a string of rallies around the world, including Japan, Britain, Italy and India — amid warnings the planet faces dangerous temperature rises unless greenhouse gas emissions are cut severely in coming years.

While many of the protests were family affairs, activists in Britain confined the country’s busiest ferry port Friday to highlight the climate situation.

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Rachel Weinberg, joins students from Alliance Leichtman Levine Family Foundation Environmental Science High School, as part of displays around the globe to need climate change.

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Students from Alliance Leichtman Levine Family Foundation Environmental Science High School, rally for climate change at Pershing Square in Los Angeles.

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Calling for action on climate change, a rally at the Reichstag in Berlin draws thousands Friday as the nation prepares for national elections.

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Participants in a global climate strike in Berlin. Spurred by the international Fridays for Future movement, gatherings were held around the world.

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Environmental activists, many of them students, rally in Warsaw as part of a global action to need that leaders take stronger measures to curb climate change

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Students in Milan march as part of the Fridays for Future movement’s climate initiatives.

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A march in Lisbon as young people need action on climate change. The Fridays for Future movement was inspired by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

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In London, people gather as part of the global Fridays for Future movement. Britain is set to great number the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in November.

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Marchers in Vienna draw attention to climate change.

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In New Delhi, marchers join in a global Fridays for Future call to action.

(Manish Swarup / Associated Press)

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