Jan 5, 2020

In photos: Anti-war protests held across the U.S. and the world

Anti-war protesters march from the White House to Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Anti-war protesters rallied across dozens of cities in the United States and the world Saturday against potential conflict with Iran and to condemn the U.S. killing of top Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

The big picture: Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, an anti-war coalition that helped organize the U.S. events, said on its website that more than 70 rallies took place in the United States. Anti-war demonstrations were also held in countries including Germany, the United Kingdom and Canada, per German news agency DPA.

The anti-war rally in New York City's Times Square. Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images
A rally in Seattle, Washington. Photo: David Ryder/Getty Images
President Trump was the target of several banners at the protests, like this one in New York. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
A rally in Amsterdam. Photo: Koen Van Weel/ANP/AFP via Getty Images
An anti-war rally at Downing Street in London. Photo: Ilyas Tayfun Salci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Counter-protesters hold signs as peace advocates rally outside the American Consulate in Toronto. Photo: Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

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In photos: Deadly wildfires rage across Australia

Smoke from bushfires blankets Australia's capital, Canberra, in a haze with hazardous air quality. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen/The SMHFairfax Media via Getty Images

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tweeted his thanks to President Trump for his "strong messages of sympathy, support and friendship for Australia during our terrible bushfire season," after the president phoned him to offer help.

What's happening: Morrison also thanked the American people "for their many messages of support." "Australia and the US are great mates," he added Tuesday afternoon local time. As cooler, wetter conditions offered a respite to firefighters in southeast Australia, Victoria's Premier Dan Andrews posted a Facebook tribute welcoming American firefighters to the region.

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In photos: Lunar New Year celebrated around the world

Dragon dancers celebrate in Manila, Philippines, on Jan. 25. Photo: Jes Aznar/Getty Images

Over 1.5 billion people globally are celebrating the Lunar New Year on Saturday and into the weekend, USA Today reports, as participants honor ancestors, exchange gifts of good fortune, and toast to abundance.

The backdrop: Amid the celebrations, major Chinese cities Beijing and quarantined Wuhan are banned from large gatherings and travel that are ubiquitous with the holiday, due to the growing coronavirus crisis.

Go deeperArrowJan 25, 2020

In photos: Women's March 2020 protests around the U.S.

People participate in the Women's March as they protest President Trump in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The fourth annual Women's March on Washington, D.C., Saturday drew much smaller crowds than the millions who rallied in the capitol after President Trump's 2017 inauguration, but the crowd was just as passionate, NPR reports.

The big picture: Over 25,000 people signed up online to attend the D.C. march and more than 250 events were held around the U.S, per the New York Times. Here's what else unfolded, in photos.

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