Aerial photos show the contrast between crowds at Trump's inauguration and the Women's March

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A sea of pink poured through the nation's capital on Saturday as an expected 200,000 men and women gathered for the Women's March on Washington in protest of Donald Trump.

In a tweet by BuzzFeed's David Mack, aerial images of the National Mall showed that crowds at the Women's March may have outnumbered attendance at Trump's inaugural address.

Here's a screenshot from a EarthCam livestream on Inauguration Day.

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The crowd was visibly smaller than that which packed the National Mall during Barack Obama's inaugural address in 2008, when an estimated 1.8 million turned out. It's unclear when this screenshot was taken, as the mall could have filled more as the events got underway.

Here's a screenshot from EarthCam a day later, when roughly a quarter of a million people flowed through the US capital in order to raise awareness of women's rights.

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It's difficult to take accurate headcounts at events like these, where attendees often overflow into side streets. But the aerial photos give a more clear-cut look at how crowds compared.

The Washington Metro subway system reported that riders took fewer trips on Friday morning during Trump's inauguration than did during the Women's March a day later. Metro counted 193,000 rides as of 11 a.m. on Friday, as compared to 275,000 rides before the same time on Saturday when demonstrators gathered on the National Mall, according to Newsweek.

For more of Business Insider's coverage on the Women's March on Washington, click here.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Protesters march past the Rayburn House Office Building during the Women's March on Washington January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. The march is expected to draw thousands from across the country to protest newly inaugurated President Donald Trump. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: A marcher holds a sign during the Women's March on Washington January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. The march is expected to draw thousands from across the country to protest newly inaugurated President Donald Trump. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Protesters march past the Rayburn House Office Building during the Women's March on Washington January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. The march is expected to draw thousands from across the country to protest newly inaugurated President Donald Trump. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Protesters march past the Capitol during the Women's March on Washington January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. The march is expected to draw thousands from across the country to protest newly inaugurated President Donald Trump. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Demonstrators arrive at Union Station for the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Yesterday Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. The Womens March originated in Washington DC but soon spread to be a global march calling on all concerned citizens to stand up for equality, diversity and inclusion and for womens rights to be recognised around the world as human rights. Global marches are now being held, on the same day, across seven continents. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Demonstrators arrive at Union Station for the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Yesterday Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. The Womens March originated in Washington DC but soon spread to be a global march calling on all concerned citizens to stand up for equality, diversity and inclusion and for womens rights to be recognised around the world as human rights. Global marches are now being held, on the same day, across seven continents. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Demonstrators arrive at Union Station for the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Yesterday Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. The Womens March originated in Washington DC but soon spread to be a global march calling on all concerned citizens to stand up for equality, diversity and inclusion and for womens rights to be recognised around the world as human rights. Global marches are now being held, on the same day, across seven continents. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Demonstrators arrive at Union Station for the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Yesterday Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. The Womens March originated in Washington DC but soon spread to be a global march calling on all concerned citizens to stand up for equality, diversity and inclusion and for womens rights to be recognised around the world as human rights. Global marches are now being held, on the same day, across seven continents. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Demonstrators arrive at Union Station for the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Yesterday Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. The Womens March originated in Washington DC but soon spread to be a global march calling on all concerned citizens to stand up for equality, diversity and inclusion and for womens rights to be recognised around the world as human rights. Global marches are now being held, on the same day, across seven continents. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
Demonstrators arrive on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the Women's march on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups demonstrated across the US to send a defiant message to US President Donald Trump. / AFP / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators arrive on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the Women's march on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups demonstrated across the US to send a defiant message to US President Donald Trump. / AFP / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Demonstrators arrive at Union Station for the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Yesterday Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. The Womens March originated in Washington DC but soon spread to be a global march calling on all concerned citizens to stand up for equality, diversity and inclusion and for womens rights to be recognised around the world as human rights. Global marches are now being held, on the same day, across seven continents. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Demonstrators arrive at Union Station for the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Yesterday Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. The Womens March originated in Washington DC but soon spread to be a global march calling on all concerned citizens to stand up for equality, diversity and inclusion and for womens rights to be recognised around the world as human rights. Global marches are now being held, on the same day, across seven continents. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Demonstrators arrive at Union Station for the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Yesterday Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. The Womens March originated in Washington DC but soon spread to be a global march calling on all concerned citizens to stand up for equality, diversity and inclusion and for womens rights to be recognised around the world as human rights. Global marches are now being held, on the same day, across seven continents. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
A demonstrator wearing a mask of US President Donald Trump dances as others march past the US Capitol during the Women's March in Washington, DC, January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups demonstrated across the US to send a defiant message to US President Donald Trump. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators march past the US Capitol (L) on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the Women's march on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups demonstrated across the US to send a defiant message to US President Donald Trump. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators march on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the Women's march on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups demonstrated across the US to send a defiant message to US President Donald Trump. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators march past the US Capitol during the Women's March on Washington in Washington, DC, January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups demonstrated across the US to send a defiant message to US President Donald Trump. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Capitol Building during the Women's March on Washington in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. The day after Donald Trump's inauguration, an estimated 200,000 demonstrators will march in Washington DC to protest the new administration and push for gender equality. Photographer: Sahil Kapur/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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