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American Voices – Photos From The Women’s March – New York – 2017

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America is an incredible country filled with talented people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

They may not always agree with each other – but Americans have a long-standing tradition of using dissent or passion to diffuse tensions, create conversation, and make peaceful improvements.

Here is a photo essay featuring some of those voices. 

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NEW YORK, NY (January 21, 2017) — The first day of a new presidential administration saw clouds parting as hundreds of thousands took to the streets for the New York Women’s March.

Women, men and children of all ages — and all walks of life — held signs of protes,t and with a community voice, joined other Women’s Marches throughout the world.  

As dusk fell on the Manhattan skyline, the marching continued up Fifth Avenue without incident as thousands sang and chanted to the rhythms of protests gone by, forming contemporary lyrics of current concerns.  

These pictures are a document to the participants, those who are first-timers and many who rekindled a spirit last observed in the late 1960s.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch0194.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch0116.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch0126.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch0239.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch0266.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch0185.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch0346.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch0462.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch0601.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch0607.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch0611.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.
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20170121©DayWomansMarch3027.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch3080.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch3111.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch3112.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch3294.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch3367.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch3663.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch3710.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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20170121©DayWomansMarch3897.jpg Woman's March in Manhattan, NY. Under cloudy, parting skies, 400,000 women, men, and children mached across 42st and Up Fifth Ave. for 7 hours. All protesting Donald Trump the day after Friday's Presidential Inauguration.

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Jeff Day, an independent photographer based in New York City, documents city life celebrations and the renewal of historical tradition in contemporary voice in the streets. He is completing two books, New Orleans Black and White and New York Street.  A lifelong sailor, Jeff has also documented the water’s edge and shore towns of New York, New England, the Gulf Coast, and Eastern Spain.

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To see more of Jeff’s work, click here.

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All copyrighted photos courtesy of Jeff Day.

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OTHER AMERICAN VOICES

* A Q&A with Activist Michelle Jenab (by Laura LaVelle)