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The Year in Photo Review 

A look at the people, protests and moments that shaped 2018.

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PROTESTS

click to enlarge SARAH ARNOFF
  • Sarah Arnoff

Following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., students across the country held demonstrations demanding gun reform legislation. In March, nearly 8,000 students, parents and educators walked from West High School to the Capitol to urge change.

click to enlarge SARAH ARNOFF
  • Sarah Arnoff

Not all the rallies and protests at the Capitol were for gun reform or national monuments. Some took a pro-Second Amendment agenda to the Capitol in April—complete with U.S. flags and plenty of guns.

click to enlarge RAY HOWZE
  • Ray Howze

As part of nationwide protests marking the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, students gather with lawmakers on the south steps of the Capitol in April to discuss what's being done to keep students safe and curb lax gun laws.

click to enlarge ENRIQUE LIMÓN
  • Enrique Limón

Enough is enough. That was the message protestors outside the Capitol sent as part of a rally against racism in the White House. "Today, we stand against outright racism that exists within the highest levels of our government," Moroni Benally, co-founder of the Utah League of Native American Voters, told the crowd.

click to enlarge ENRIQUE LIMÓN
  • Enrique Limón

Amid all the national monument talk in Utah last winter were protests aplenty. One ahead of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's visit in February featured dozens of wildland advocates demonstrating how the decision to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments is leaving people out.

click to enlarge KELAN LYONS
  • Kelan Lyons

Protestors gather at the Wallace Bennett Federal Building on June 14 for the "Keep Families Together" rally, organized to speak out against the Trump administration's family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  • Enrique Limón

At a rally commemorating the first-year anniversary of the Women's March, Jane Fonda addresses a crowd gathered in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival. The actress and activist urged attendees to support freedom of the press during a passionate speech. "Let's find a way to protect and expand public media, both national and community-based," she said. We couldn't agree more.

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  • DW Harris

Following the reduction of Bears Ears National Monument, numerous lawsuits were filed against the decision. A sticking point for many Native American tribes was what they decried as a "lack of consultation" with the federal government's decision on what to do with land they call sacred.

click to enlarge KELAN LYONS
  • Kelan Lyons

Hunter High student Collin Thorup walks out of his school on May 2 to show his support for the Second Amendment. "We're the next generation to run our country," Thorup said. "I want to protect [the Constitution] for when I'm old enough to have guns for myself."

click to enlarge KELAN LYONS
  • Kelan Lyons

Thousands gather at the Capitol on June 30 to protest the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. "Let's vote like our lives depend on it," one speaker said. "Because they absolutely do."

click to enlarge RAY HOWZE
  • Ray Howze

Amid the testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh surrounding allegations of sexual assault, protestors gathered at the Wallace Bennett Federal Building in September to speak out against the silencing culture around harassment and abuse.

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