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World Photos: Pussy Riot fans protest after band's guilty verdict

On Friday, the punk rock band was sentenced to two years in prison for staging a protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin in a church

A police officer detains a supporter of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot outside a court in Moscow on Aug. 17, 2012.

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A woman reaches down to adjust a child's mask while demonstrating in solidarity with Russian punk band Pussy Riot in front of the Russian Consulate in New York on Aug. 17, 2012.

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A policeman chases a supporter of the female punk band Pussy Riot while climbing on a fence enclosing the Turkish embassy near a court building in Moscow on Aug. 17, 2012.

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Demonstrators shout slogans in support of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot during a protest in front of the Sagrada Familia church designed by architect Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.

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Members of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" (R-L) Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich sit in a glass-walled cage during a court hearing in Moscow, August 17, 2012.

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A supporter of members of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" reacts inside a police car after being detained for taking part in an unsanctioned rally outside a court building in Moscow, August 17, 2012.

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Police detain a supporter of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" members for taking part in an unsanctioned rally outside a court building in Moscow, August 17, 2012.

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Pussy Riot punk group supporters place masks on a monument to WWII heroes to resemble Pussy Riot members, at an underground station in Moscow on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.

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A man walks past a slogan on a wall reading: 'Free Pussy Riot' in the district Kreuzberg iof Berlin, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.

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Demonstrators chant slogans in support of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, whose members face prison for a stunt against President Vladimir Putin, outside Russia's embassy in Berlin, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.

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A masked demonstrator attends a demonstration in support of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, whose members face prison for a stunt against President Vladimir Putin, outside Russia's embassy in Berlin, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.

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A masked demonstrator attends a demonstration in support of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, whose members face prison for a stunt against President Vladimir Putin, outside Russia's embassy in Berlin, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.

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Protesters stand outside Russia's embassy to Britain in support of the punk band Pussy Riot, in London August 17, 2012.

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