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'Why I'm Marching': Photos from the March for Science in D.C.

Friend of Phobos

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Daniel Zsenits, Rochester, New York. "I'm here to show my support for science, and especially for space exploration."

Resist ignorance

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Ed Seiler, Lanham, MD. "I'm here to show my support for science, and to be part of a crowd that believes in reason, that believes there's such a thing as facts that can't be ignored, and that believes the future of our planet depends on our actions."

"I like turtles"

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Nicole Toney, Pittsburgh, PA. "I do clinical research for cancer. We're here to support everything that this administration is against, unfortunately, and we're just looking forward to hopefully getting funding going in the right direction."

Geologists rock

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Carrie Menold, geology professor from Michigan. "I'm really interested in making sure that science stays an important part of our national agenda.

Serious about science

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Remy Cooper, Richmond, Virginia. "I'm a biomedical engineering student, so I’m all about science! And I think it's very important that people understand the importance of science and the scientific method."

Science matters

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Codi Gugliuzza, Hyattsville, Maryland; Aimee Becker, Laurel, Maryland; Benjamin Israel, Ricer's Town, Maryland; Steven Israel, Ricer's Town, Maryland.

Aimee Becker: "I'm a teacher — I teach preschool, and in the past I've done environmental education, and so the Lorax speaks to me, both as a teacher of four-year-olds and as a teacher of science."

Codi Gugliuzza: "My grandfather had an operation on both of his knees, he had operations on his cataracts, none of them would have been possible without science. My dad's side of the family has lots of physical health issues, and my mom's side of the family has lots of mental health issues, and none of them would be helped without the power of science."

Steven Israel: "Without the basic functions of the NIH and the EPA we wouldn't be living our lives the way they are today, and that's why I'm here."

Group effort

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Sara Alhassani and Gabby Paz, Alexandra Virginia.

Sara Alhassani: "I came to see what everyone's concerns are, and it's really interesting to see all the different signs, the big turnout is surprising — but cool!"

Gabby Paz: "Recycling at home won't make a big difference, but I feel like movements like this, you really see how we can all come together and make a change. And with this new cabinet it's difficult to see that, but I do believe that it is possible."