With nationalism and authoritarianism sweeping the globe, 2017 saw protests and marches break out from India to Kenya to the United States.

The massive political gatherings that have taken place across the world this year featured incredible scenes of human resilience and perseverance, and reporters have been there to cover every one.

Here are 17 of the most inspiring photos from protests this year:

January 21: The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, who once bragged about being able to grab women "by the p---y" on tape, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington, DC for the massive Women's March. Many more participated in sister marches in cities around the world.

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February 22: The protest camp on the Standing Rock Reservation burns down as protesters are evacuated after Trump's administration reversed a decision by former President Barack Obama on to shut down the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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March 8: A Muslim woman got arrested at the "Day Without a Woman" protest in New York City, which was organized as a followup to January's Women's March.

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April 19: During ongoing protests against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a protester helps another injured demonstrator in Caracas. Both are wearing gas masks to guard against tear gas.

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April 28: A demonstrator kicks a vehicle in a protest against President Michel Temer's proposal to reform Brazil's social security system during a general strike in Rio de Janeiro.

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May 11: A Palestinian launches a stone out of a sling-slot at the Israeli army during protests supporting Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on a hunger strike.

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June 27: Women supporting Planned Parenthood stand dressed as handmaids from the show the "The Handmaid's Tale" to protest the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

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July 9: Anti-capitalist protestors held peace signs in front of riot police in Hamburg, Germany during protests against the G20 summit in the city. The protests, and the police response to them, shut down the northern Germany city.

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July 21: Palestinians run to avoid tear gas canisters during protests in Jerusalem over Muslims' ability to access the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound.

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July 23: Anti-government demonstrators raise candles in Warsaw, Poland during a massive protest aimed at stopping the country's right-wing government from enacting judiciary reforms, which activists had deemed anti-democratic.

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August 1: Muslim Kashmiris protest Indian rule during the funeral of a militant in Srinagar. Clashes between Muslims, Hindus, and Indian authorities are ongoing in the disputed region in the Himalayas.

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August 12: White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' clash with anti-fascist counter-protesters in Charlottesville during the Unite the Right Rally. One counter-protester, Heather Heyer, was killed.

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August 19: In response to a right-wing rally in Boston, people in the city turned out in droves, dwarfing the original protest with their counter-march "to fight bigotry and hate."

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September 25: What started with one player, Colin Kaepernick, kneeling during the US national anthem became an NFL-wide phenomenon to protest racial injustice. Trump demanded that players stand and "RESPECT OUR COUNTRY."

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October 1: Police drag demonstrators from protesting in front of a polling station during Catalonia's independence referendum. In an international crisis, Spain declared Catalonia's referendum illegal and responded to demonstrations with force.

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October 4: Someone dressed up as the Monopoly man sat behind Richard Smith as he testified before Congress. Smith stepped down as CEO of Equifax after news broke that a hack exposed the personal data of nearly half the US population.

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October 13: French trade union protests erupt in Paris, and a French riot policewoman confronts demonstrators amid a flurry of fog and color.

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October 26: A Kenyan soldier walks past a burning barricade during a protest in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Anti-government protests roiled the country after a contentious election re-run.

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