Russian punk band members jailed

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Demonstrators adjust their masks during a demonstration in support of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot during a protest in Paris Friday Aug. 17, 2012. Three members of Pussy Riot were jailed in March and charged with hooliganism motivated by religious hatred after their punk performance against President Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral. They are awaiting the verdict later Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Banner reads: 3 minutes of song 3 years of jails.(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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Russia's parliament on Wednesday approved an amnesty which lawyers said would free two jailed members of punk band Pussy Riot and enable 30 people arrested in a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling avoid trial. (Reuters)

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