Russian punk band members jailed

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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. 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. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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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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