Russian punk band members jailed

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FILE - In this June 20, 2012 file photo, Yekaterina Samutsevich, a member of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, sits in a district court in Moscow. The trial of feminist punk rockers who chanted a "punk prayer" against President Vladimir Putin from the pulpit of Russia’s largest cathedral started in Moscow Friday, July 20, 2012 amid controversy over the prank that divided devout believers, Kremlin critics and ordinary Russians. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)

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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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