Photo Highlights From the 2012 Global Citizen Festival

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Yesterday, over 60,000 people gathered at Central Park for the Global Citizen Festival, a massive outdoor concert thrown by the Global Poverty Project, an organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty across the world. Festival-goers were treated to performances from K’naan, Band of Horses, The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, and Neil Young & Crazy Horse, with a surprise appearance by John Legend, who sang just one song: John Lennon’s “Imagine,” in addition to presentations from speakers like Olivia Wilde, Katie Couric and Jeffrey Sachs and short films about the issue of the day. It was a fantastic festival for a very worthy cause. Our intrepid photographer, Gabriela Arp, documented the day — click through to check out her photographs, and if you were there, share your experience in the comments!

K’naan. Photo credit: Gabriela Arp

Photo credit: Gabriela Arp

Band of Horses. Photo credit: Gabriela Arp

Photo credit: Gabriela Arp

John Legend. Photo credit: Gabriela Arp

Photo credit: Gabriela Arp

Maternity Health Film Screening. Photo credit: Gabriela Arp

Photo credit: Gabriela Arp

Foo Fighters. Photo credit: Gabriela Arp

Photo credit: Gabriela Arp

Neil Young. Photo credit: Gabriela Arp

Photo credit: Gabriela Arp