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The Trump baby blimp set up in Parliament Square, London. It was last seen on his previous U.K. visit. Photo: David Mirzoeff/PA Images via Getty Images

Demonstrators inflated a 20-foot blimp depicting President Trump as a baby in a diaper outside the U.K. Parliament in London Tuesday, as mass protests took place across the U.K. on the second day of his state visit. Here are some of the most striking photos.

Anti-Trump protesters hold a placard depicting Trump and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage in central London. Photo: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images
Anti-Trump protesters in Trafalgar Square, central London. Photo: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters marched through central London. Photo: Robin Pope/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Anti-Trump protesters hold placards and balloons depicting Trump. Photo: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images
A protest at Parliament Square. Photo: Robin Pope/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Police form a barrier between pro- and anti-Trump protestors along Whitehall, London. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images
People protest against Trump at Parliament Square. Photo: Robin Pope/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking on stage at an anti-Trump protest in Whitehall, London. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images
Anti-Trump demonstrators in Whitehall. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images
Climate activists and anti-Trump protesters in central London. Photo: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators with placards in Whitehall. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images
A man sells Trump toilet paper in Parliament Square. Photo: David Mirzoeff/PA Images via Getty Images
Anti-Trump demonstrators in Trafalgar Square. Photo: Jacob King/PA Images via Getty Images
A demonstrator in Trafalgar Square. Photo: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images
A member of the Baby Trump Balloon team blows up a balloon in Parliament Square, London. Photo: David Mirzoeff/PA Images via Getty Images
Political artist Kaya Mar holds up a work depicting Trump outside the Houses of Parliament. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images
A smaller scale protest takes place as Trump attends a state banquet at Buckingham Palace Monday. Photo: Angeles Rodenas/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Protesters near Buckingham Palace on Monday. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images

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