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Student climate strikes go global

In some 2,000 demonstrations in 123 countries, more than 1 million students marched through the streets from the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle. Their aim: to push world leaders to act on climate change.

"The oceans are rising and so are we," read one placard in Sydney, Australia. Organizers estimate 2,052 demonstrations were planned in 123 countries across all continents, including Antarctica.

Sixteen-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who kicked off the movement last year, lay down a simple challenge: "What will you do on March 15, 2019?"