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Russian police break up "kiss-in" over anti-gay law

Interior Ministry officers detain gay rights activists for taking part in an unsanctioned protest near the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Interior Ministry officers detain gay rights activists for taking part in an unsanctioned protest near the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Interior Ministry officers detain gay rights activists for taking part in an unsanctioned protest near the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Interior Ministry officers detain a gay rights activist for taking part in an unsanctioned protest near the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Interior Ministry officers detain a gay rights activist for taking part in an unsanctioned protest near the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Interior Ministry officers detain a gay rights activist for taking part in an unsanctioned protest near the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Gay rights activists protest near the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Gay rights activists protest near the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Gay rights activists protest near the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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An Interior Ministry officer detains an unknown assailant who attacked a gay rights activist during a protest by activists outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

An Interior Ministry officer detains an unknown assailant who attacked a gay rights activist during a protest by activists outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

An Interior Ministry officer detains an unknown assailant who attacked a gay rights activist during a protest by activists outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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A gay rights activist holds a placard during a protest outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A gay rights activist holds a placard during a protest outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A gay rights activist holds a placard during a protest outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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An unknown assailant attacks a gay rights activist (L) during a protest by activists outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

An unknown assailant attacks a gay rights activist (L) during a protest by activists outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

An unknown assailant attacks a gay rights activist (L) during a protest by activists outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Unknown assailants attack a gay rights activist (L) during a protest by activists outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Unknown assailants attack a gay rights activist (L) during a protest by activists outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Unknown assailants attack a gay rights activist (L) during a protest by activists outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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