Thousands attend Earth Day rally in Washington

April 18, 2015 8:20 PM

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WASHINGTON — An Earth Day rally and concert Saturday drew thousands to the National Mall to see performances by Mary J. Blige, Usher, No Doubt and others, who are seeking to highlight global poverty and climate change.

Among the dignitaries expected to attend were United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and a handful of members of Congress.

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