Russian punk band members jailed

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In this photo taken by a cell phone on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, U.S. singer Madonna performs during her concert at Olympic Hall in Moscow, Russia, with the words "Pussy Riot" on her bare back . Madonna has voiced hope that three feminist Russian rockers on trial for performing a "punk prayer" against Vladimir Putin are released soon. The pop star told the AP during her concert tour of Russia that she supports freedom of speech and hopes the judge will show leniency. (AP Photo/Oleg Sharan)

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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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