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While Donald Trump offered a gnarled olive branch to the intelligence community at Langley, millions of women (and men) descended on cities across the globe Saturday to protest his presidency, if not his very existence.

The demonstrations posed a stark contrast to Friday’s anemic inauguration, which failed to produce the teaming crowds of Obama’s ceremony in 2009. Mothers brought their sons, fathers brought their daughters, and countless attendees brought their most refined placard game. Here are just a few of the more inspired and inspiring offerings from New York, Los Angeles and beyond:

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Jacob Sugarman is a managing editor at AlterNet.

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