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“Mr. President, I’m calling to let you know that a billion kids are about to change the course of human history.”

At the huge Climate March in September of 2014 in New York City, I spotted a street vendor making a phone call as he watched—as he witnessed—an endless parade of exuberant young people marching past his hot dog stand.

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Determination.

At a Fridays for Future demonstration on February 14, 2020 in Stockholm, I spotted a teenage girl holding up an extremely well-done poster.  She must have worked for hours on her portrait of President Trump, his pocket bursting with gold coins.  Her sign read in Swedish, “Change the system, not the climate.”  A serious poster with a serious statement, created by, as I could see in her stern face, a serious girl.

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Determination.

At a Fridays for Future demonstration on February 14, 2020 in Stockholm, I spotted a mother with her two children. She represented Fridays for Future perfectly, so I asked her if I could take her picture. She nodded, Yes. Deeply grateful, I quickly focused on her dark, determined eyes, then clicked the shutter.

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