Peace Day Philly events are underway

[slideshow_deploy id=’14118′]Slideshow: Students from the Memphis Academy Charter School participate in a peace walk Friday in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, to mark today’s International Day of Peace. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Celebrations and special events are underway across the world Saturday in recognition of the 2013 International Day of Peace. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

Peace Day Philly is a grassroots initiative promoting local participation, and has a number of events scheduled at

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