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Rallying For Pussy Riot Around The World

Supporters of Russia's feminist punk performance-art group Pussy riot have rallied in their defense as three members were tried in Moscow's Khamovnichesky district court. The three women were each sentenced to two years in prison for "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred."

Protesters join a demonstration in support of Pussy Riot led by rights watchdog Amnesty International near the Russian Embassy in London on August 16.
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Protesters join a demonstration in support of Pussy Riot led by rights watchdog Amnesty International near the Russian Embassy in London on August 16.

Demonstrators chant and raise their hands to show solidarity with Pussy Riot in front of the Russian Consulate in New York on August 17.
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Demonstrators chant and raise their hands to show solidarity with Pussy Riot in front of the Russian Consulate in New York on August 17.

Protesters wearing masks take part in an Amnesty International flash-mob demonstration in support of Pussy Riot in Edinburgh on August 14.
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Protesters wearing masks take part in an Amnesty International flash-mob demonstration in support of Pussy Riot in Edinburgh on August 14.

A Pussy Riot supporter shouts slogans during a gathering outside the Russian Embassy in Kyiv on August 17.
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A Pussy Riot supporter shouts slogans during a gathering outside the Russian Embassy in Kyiv on August 17.

People wear caricature masks of Russian President Vladimir Putin and trademark Pussy Riot balaclavas during a support rally for the detained members outside the Russian Embassy in Berlin on August 17.
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People wear caricature masks of Russian President Vladimir Putin and trademark Pussy Riot balaclavas during a support rally for the detained members outside the Russian Embassy in Berlin on August 17.

Activists wear masks in support of Pussy Riot and hold banners depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest in front of the Russian delegation to the European Union in Brussels on August 17.
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Activists wear masks in support of Pussy Riot and hold banners depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest in front of the Russian delegation to the European Union in Brussels on August 17.

A demonstrator takes part in a rally in support of Pussy Riot in Paris on August 17.
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A demonstrator takes part in a rally in support of Pussy Riot in Paris on August 17.

An Amnesty International-organized protest in support of Pussy Riot is held in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., on August 17. 
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An Amnesty International-organized protest in support of Pussy Riot is held in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., on August 17. 

An activist from the women's rights group Femen uses a chainsaw to cut down a cross erected in memory of victims of political repression under Stalin in Kyiv to protest the Pussy Riot case.
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An activist from the women's rights group Femen uses a chainsaw to cut down a cross erected in memory of victims of political repression under Stalin in Kyiv to protest the Pussy Riot case.

Supporters of Pussy Riot gather near the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona on August 17.
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Supporters of Pussy Riot gather near the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona on August 17.

A Sydney demonstration in support of Pussy Riot on August 17
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A Sydney demonstration in support of Pussy Riot on August 17

A protester gestures next to a sign outside the Russian Consulate building during a demonstration of support for Pussy Riot in Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 17.
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A protester gestures next to a sign outside the Russian Consulate building during a demonstration of support for Pussy Riot in Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 17.

Colorful hoods in the style of Pussy Riot were put on the monument to Aleksandr Pushkin and Natalya Goncharova in Moscow on August 17.
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Colorful hoods in the style of Pussy Riot were put on the monument to Aleksandr Pushkin and Natalya Goncharova in Moscow on August 17.

A rally in Kazan, in Russia's Tatarstan, is held in support of Pussy Riot on August 17.
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A rally in Kazan, in Russia's Tatarstan, is held in support of Pussy Riot on August 17.

A rally in support Pussy Riot was held near a Russian former embassy building in Tbilisi on August 16.
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A rally in support Pussy Riot was held near a Russian former embassy building in Tbilisi on August 16.

Serbian supporters rally for Pussy Riot in Belgrade on August 17.
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Serbian supporters rally for Pussy Riot in Belgrade on August 17.

An activist holds up a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest rally in support of Pussy Riot on Wenceslas Square in Prague.
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An activist holds up a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest rally in support of Pussy Riot on Wenceslas Square in Prague.

A banner reading "Freedom to Pussy Riot" is placed on the monument to Vasily Tatishchev and Georg Wilhelm de Gennin in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on August 17.
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A banner reading "Freedom to Pussy Riot" is placed on the monument to Vasily Tatishchev and Georg Wilhelm de Gennin in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on August 17.

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