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PHOTOS: Canadian Museum for Human Rights opens this weekend

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights opens in Winnipeg on Friday. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News

WINNIPEG – After more than a decade in the making and five years of construction, Winnipeggers are finally getting a look inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

LIVE STREAM: Opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. CT

If you’re not among the lucky people who netted one of the 9,000 free preview tour tickets this weekend, here’s a look at what Global News staff are seeing as they enter the $351-million national museum.

FULL COVERAGE: Canadian Museum for Human Rights

We’ll update the gallery throughout the day.

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The lights of inclusion are seen from overhead in the Canadian Journeys gallery at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Randall Paull / Global News
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A tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights ends at the Garden of Contemplation. Randall Paull / Global News
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The Canadian Journeys gallery at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights explores this country's human rights record. Randall Paull / Global News
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Police bar protesters from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights opening ceremony. Ashley Carter / Global News
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Protesters who want to draw attention to missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada demonstrate outside the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News
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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights staff was prepared for the rain that fell on the outdoor ceremony Friday - with umbrellas made in China. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News
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Protesters sit outside the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Gage Fletcher / Global News
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People protest issues ranging from abortion to aboriginal rights to Palestinian issues outside the opening ceremony of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Randall Paull / Global News
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Walkways snake through the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. John Woods / The Canadian Press
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Rain falls on the opening ceremonies, but the audience was protected by Canadian Museum for Human Rights-branded umbrellas. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News
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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights opens in Winnipeg on Friday. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News
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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights' opening ceremonies stage is seen from backstage. Josh Arason / Global News
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Walkways at the Canadian Museum For Human Rights create an interesting view. John Woods / The Canadian Press
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Alabaster walkways lead visitors from exhibit to exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Brittany Greenslade / Global News
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The Tower of Hope at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights offers a panoramic view of Winnipeg and the Esplanade Riel. Gage Fletcher / Global News
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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights looms against the Winnipeg skyline at sunset. Brent Williamson / Global News
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The Proclamation of the Constitution Act will be displayed in the Protecting Rights in Canada exhibit. Brittany Greenslade / Global News
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The Protecting Rights in Canada gallery explores legal aspects of human rights in this country. Brittany Greenslade / Global News
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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights was intended to resemble a dove. Aaron Cohen, Canadian Museum for Human Rights / The Canadian Press
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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the only national museum located outside the National Capital Region. Josh Arason / Global News
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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights opens this weekend at The Forks in Winnipeg. Brittany Greenslade / Global News
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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is lit up against the night Prairie sky. Aaron Cohen, Canadian Museum for Human Rights / The Canadian Press
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Looking down at different levels inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Blair Malazdrewich / Global News
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The stairway of hope inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Blair Malazdrewich / Global News
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Looking up at the main tower inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Blair Malazdrewich / Global News

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