17 August 2012 06:28 AM | By Tom Phillips
Week in Pictures - 17 August 2012

Free Pussy Riot



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Protesters wearing masks take part in an Amnesty International flash mob demonstration in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot in Edinburgh, Scotland. The band are currently in jail in Russia, awaiting a verdict after being put on trial for taking part in a protest against Russian president Vladimir Putin in a cathedral. The case has drawn condemnation from free speech activists around the world, and the band have won support from musicians including Madonna, Bjork and Sir Paul McCartney.

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