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Photos: Thousands converge on US international airports to protest Trump's travel ban

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Demonstrators shut down the traffic loops at LAX International Airport and yell slogans during a protest against the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump's executive order.

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Ted Soqui/Reuters

President Donald Trump ended a busy week with an executive order on Friday that halted the entry of all refugees to the United States. The order also blocked from entry citizens of seven specific countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The order, which took effect at midnight on Friday, led to headaches around the world as travelers were stranded overseas or detained upon arrival to the US. The travel restrictions bar all refugees for 120 days and bar citizens of the seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days.

The global outcry resulted in thousands heading to international airports around the US to protest the travel ban and demanding the entry of those detained. The order also prompted lawyers around the country to come to the aid of those detained.

Here's what many of those protests looked like over the weekend:

Los Angeles

Demonstrators at LAX International Airport in Los Angeles protesting the travel ban on Sunday.

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Ted Soqui/Reuters

Portland

Activists gather at Portland International Airport to protest against President Donald Trump's executive action travel ban in Portland.

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Steve Dipaola/Reuters

San Francisco

Demonstrators during anti-Donald Trump immigration ban protests in Terminal 4 at San Francisco International Airport.

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Kate Munsch/Reuters

Washington, DC

Dozens of pro-immigration demonstrators cheer and hold signs as international passengers arrive at Dulles International Airport.

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Mike Theiler/Reuters

Atlanta

Thousands of people attend an anti-Donald Trump travel ban protest outside Hatfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Chris Aluka Berry/Reuters

New York City

Volunteer lawyers work in a dining area of Terminal 4 to assist travelers detained as part of Donald Trump's travel ban in Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Detroit

Hundreds of people rally against a travel ban signed by President Donald Trump at Detroit Metropolitan airport.

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Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Dallas/Fort Worth

A young girl dances with an American flag in baggage claim while women pray behind her during a protest at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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Laura Buckman/Reuters

Philadelphia

A young demonstrator holds a sign during anti-Donald Trump travel ban protests outside Philadelphia International Airport.

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Charles Mostoller/Reuters

Boston

Demonstrators protesting President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban greet arriving passengers at Logan Airport in Boston.

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Brian Snyder/Reuters

Chicago

People gather to protest against the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump's executive order, at O'Hare airport in Chicago.

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Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters