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  • A St. Petersburg music festival supporting jailed members of Pussy Riot went forward despite official pressure.

    A masked spectator watches the concert organized to support jailed Pussy Riot musicians in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:30 PM EST
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  • Ukrainian poet Dmytro Pavlychko, foreground center, passes by a poster depicting Ukraine's jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko through prison bars on a TV screen during a rally in support of independent TVi channel in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.

    About 1,500 people gathered on Saturday in support of the TVi channel and freedom of speech in Ukraine, ahead of parliamentary elections in October.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • The far-right gunman has stuck to his decision not to appeal a terror conviction and prison sentence for bomb and shooting attacks that killed 77 people.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
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  • Azerbaijani military officer Ramil Safarov, center, walks in Martyrs' Alley, national memorial in the Azerbaijan's capital Baku, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.

    Last week's pardon of Ramil Safarov has aggravated tensions between the two countries and raised concerns about resumption of fighting over a separatist region of Azerbaijan.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
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  • A social worker in a poor Roma settlement watches Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's video message on Facebook in Tiszavasvari, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest September 6, 2012.

    Viktor Orban said Thursday in a brief video message on his official Facebook page that Hungary could not accept conditions - such as pension cuts, the elimination of a bank tax, and fewer public employees - attached to a loan.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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  • In this Oct. 31, 2011 file photo customers are seen outside the coffee shop The Green House in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    With slogans like "Don't let your vote go up in smoke!", owners of the cafes where bags of hashish are sold alongside cups of coffee are getting out the vote. 

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 5:00 AM EST
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  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron attends the evening session of the swimming competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in London.

    The outbursts underscored resentment over cuts to welfare payments, particularly a program assessing whether those who receive disability payments should continue to be eligible.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 5:00 AM EST
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  • Nadezhda Tolokonnikova says her trial showed 'the true face of Putin's system'; called the verdict  "Putin's personal revenge" and said it served to put a global spotlight on his government.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 3:30 AM EST
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