Sights and sounds from cities across the country, where massive crowds have gathered at airports to demand the release of refugees stranded by President Trump's executive action barring people from seven nations entry to the U.S.

In Boston's Copley Square...

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At the White House...

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In Philly...

At Battery Park in New York...

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In Atlanta...

In Phoenix...

And yesterday, including at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago...

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At the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport...

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At the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport...

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At LAX...

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At Philadelphia International Airport...

Joseph Kaczmarek / The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP

At Dulles...

.@CoryBooker gives an impromptu speech to protestors at Dulles Airport outside of Washington D.C. pic.twitter.com/KhbeOcbcNi— Axios (@axios) January 29, 2017

The scene at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, D.C. - from @kimkingsley pic.twitter.com/PKNdoQUBAB— Axios (@axios) January 29, 2017

And at JFK...

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