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Thousands fill NYC streets for climate march

People fill 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue in New York before a climate change protest march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of people from across the nation are expected in New York City to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming.
Image Credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans
September 21, 2014 - 2:29 PM

NEW YORK - Demonstrators are making their way through Manhattan's streets as part of a series of global marches over climate change.

Thousands filled the streets Sunday near Columbus Circle and Broadway, including actors Mark Ruffalo and Evangeline Lilly.

Other cities held similar marches. In London, organizers said 40,000 took part including actress Emma Thompson and musician Peter Gabriel. A march in Melbourne, Australia drew 10,000 people.

The Manhattan march comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit. More than 120 world leaders will convene Tuesday for the meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015.

The march also coincides with New York's annual climate week, which will include a string of events this week, some featuring celebrities, CEOs and climatologists.

Demonstrators prepare a sign before the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in New York.
Demonstrators prepare a sign before the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in New York.
Image Credit: AP Photo/Jason DeCrow

People gather before the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.
People gather before the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.
Image Credit: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo takes questions before the start of the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo takes questions before the start of the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.
Image Credit: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

British actress Emma Thompson, centre and John Sauven from Greenpeace join an estimated 40,000 thousand people marching in London, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 as part of the People's Climate March.
British actress Emma Thompson, centre and John Sauven from Greenpeace join an estimated 40,000 thousand people marching in London, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 as part of the People's Climate March.
Image Credit: AP Photo/Greenpeace International, John Cobb

Demonstrators gather in Central Park before the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in New York.
Demonstrators gather in Central Park before the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in New York.
Image Credit: AP Photo/Jason DeCrow

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