Millions of people from around the world turned out to rally in cities from Los Angeles to Chicago, NYC, Austin, London, Paris, and beyond—all in the name of equal rights and unity. And while aerial-captured views of Washington, D.C., show hundreds of thousands of marchers packed into the National Mall leading up to the White House and spilling out to the surrounding streets, our photo diary by Daniela Spector zeros in on the soul of the Women’s March, with a close-up lens on those who came out to lend their voices.

It was an epic coming together of women and men from all walks of life that radiated with messages of female empowerment. At the rally, Muhammad Ali’s daughter, artist and activist Maryum Ali, told the crowd, “Don’t get frustrated, get involved. Don’t complain, organize.” Alicia Keys’ message to the rally audience: “We are mothers. We are caregivers. We are artists. We are activists. We are entrepreneurs, doctors, leaders of industry and technology. Our potential is unlimited. We rise.” There were many strong messages that came from the inspiring lineup of Women’s March speakers, but from the heart of the crowd it was the unified grace, dignity, and clear appreciation for each other accented by simple acts of kindness that made the day one for history.

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