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Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

Indian students from different institutions participate in a climate protest in Hyderabad, India, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 cou

Indian students from different institutions participate in a climate protest in Hyderabad, India, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 cou

High school students demonstrate outside the Pantheon monument in Paris, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students worldwide are skipping class Friday to take

High school students demonstrate outside the Pantheon monument in Paris, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students worldwide are skipping class Friday to take

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories wor

A student holds up a sign with writing reading in Italian "Lets save the planet", during a demonstration outside the Castello Sforzesco castle, in Mil

A student holds up a sign with writing reading in Italian "Lets save the planet", during a demonstration outside the Castello Sforzesco castle, in Mil

Young demonstrators gather at the Finnish Parliament during a protest march of Finnish youth calling for climate protection, in Helsinki, Finland, Fri

Young demonstrators gather at the Finnish Parliament during a protest march of Finnish youth calling for climate protection, in Helsinki, Finland, Fri

A participant holds a sign during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 15, 2019. About 150 students and o

A participant holds a sign during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 15, 2019. About 150 students and o

Students hold signs during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 15, 2019. About 150 students and other pr

Students hold signs during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 15, 2019. About 150 students and other pr

A boy wearing a mask sits behind a banner during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 15, 2019. About 150

A boy wearing a mask sits behind a banner during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 15, 2019. About 150

Participants march during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 15, 2019. About 150 students and other pro

Participants march during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 15, 2019. About 150 students and other pro

Adults stand in solidarity with Indian students in a climate protest in Hyderabad, India, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries a

Adults stand in solidarity with Indian students in a climate protest in Hyderabad, India, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries a

Students in Cape Town, South Africa take part in a protest, Friday, March 15, 2019 as part of a global student strike against government inaction on c

Students in Cape Town, South Africa take part in a protest, Friday, March 15, 2019 as part of a global student strike against government inaction on c

High school students demonstrate outside the Pantheon monument in Paris, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students worldwide are skipping class Friday to take

High school students demonstrate outside the Pantheon monument in Paris, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students worldwide are skipping class Friday to take

Students gather in front of the monument of the Unknown Soldier to demand action on climate change, in Rome, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students worldwid

Students gather in front of the monument of the Unknown Soldier to demand action on climate change, in Rome, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students worldwid

Students from different institutions hold placards and banners as they participate in a climate protest in New Delhi, India, Friday, March 15, 2019. S

Students from different institutions hold placards and banners as they participate in a climate protest in New Delhi, India, Friday, March 15, 2019. S

Students from different institutions hold placards and banners as they participate in a climate protest in New Delhi, India, Friday, March 15, 2019. S

Students from different institutions hold placards and banners as they participate in a climate protest in New Delhi, India, Friday, March 15, 2019. S

Students from different institutions hold placards and banners as they participate in a climate protest in New Delhi, India, Friday, March 15, 2019. S

Students from different institutions hold placards and banners as they participate in a climate protest in New Delhi, India, Friday, March 15, 2019. S

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local):

8 a.m.

In India's capital of New Delhi, schoolchildren are protesting inaction on climate change and rising air pollution levels that often far exceed World Health Organization limits.

Friday's rallies by students around the world were one of the biggest international actions yet to demand more government action to fight climate change. Protests were underway or planned in cities in more than 100 countries, including in cities as diverse as Hong Kong, Paris, Warsaw, Wellington, New Zealand and Oulu, Finland.

The coordinated 'school strikes,' were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year.

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5 a.m.

From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media are skipping class to protest what they believe are their governments' failure to take tough action against global warming.

The coordinated 'school strikes,' were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year.

Since then, the weekly protests have snowballed from a handful of cities to hundreds, fueled by dramatic headlines about the impact of climate change during the students' lifetime.

Friday's rallies were one of the biggest international actions yet. Protests were underway or planned in cities in more than 100 countries, including Hong Kong; New Delhi; Wellington, New Zealand; and Oulu, Finland.

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