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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.

The lights of inclusion are seen from overhead in the Canadian Journeys gallery at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Randall Paull / Global News
A tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights ends at the Garden of Contemplation. Randall Paull / Global News
The Canadian Journeys gallery at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights explores this country's human rights record. Randall Paull / Global News
Police bar protesters from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights opening ceremony. Ashley Carter / Global News
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
Protesters sit outside the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Gage Fletcher / Global News
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
Walkways snake through the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. John Woods / The Canadian Press
Rain falls on the opening ceremonies, but the audience was protected by Canadian Museum for Human Rights-branded umbrellas. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News
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
Walkways at the Canadian Museum For Human Rights create an interesting view. John Woods / The Canadian Press
Alabaster walkways lead visitors from exhibit to exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Brittany Greenslade / Global News
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
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights looms against the Winnipeg skyline at sunset. Brent Williamson / Global News
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
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights was intended to resemble a dove. Aaron Cohen, Canadian Museum for Human Rights / The Canadian Press
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the only national museum located outside the National Capital Region. Josh Arason / Global News
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights opens this weekend at The Forks in Winnipeg. Brittany Greenslade / Global News
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is lit up against the night Prairie sky. Aaron Cohen, Canadian Museum for Human Rights / The Canadian Press
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
Looking up at the main tower inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Blair Malazdrewich / Global News
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