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These Photos Show The Strength Of Students As They Protest Gun Violence

Images from school walkouts across the country.

Thousands of students across the country staged a walkout Wednesday to honor the 17 students killed last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

In addition to commemorating the victims, the protests are intended to help spur national action to reduce gun violence. During the walkouts, students planned to observe 17 minutes of silence, one minute for each person killed in the Florida mass shooting.

See photos from the walkouts below.

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Students walk out at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the National School Walkout to protest gun violence in Parkland, Florida.
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Students chant outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the walkout.
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Students from Stuyvesant High School walk out in New York City.
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Students gather outside the White House in Washington, D.C.
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Students participate in a march in support of the National School Walkout in the Queens borough of New York City.
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Students from Grace Church School walk out in New York City
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Students from Grace Church School walk out in New York City.
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Students at Philadelphia High School of Creative And Performing Arts participate in the walkout.

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Students at Wekiva High School in Apopka, Florida participate in the walkout.
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Columbine High School student Leah Zunder holds a sign.
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Students at Lane Technical High School in Chicago held signs in support of the walkout.

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Parkland Students Return To School