Russian punk band members jailed

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Yekaterina Samutsevich, a member of the feminist punk band, Pussy Riot, is escorted in a district court in Moscow, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. She and two other band members face up to seven years on hooliganism charges after their February "punk prayer" at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral in which they asked Holy Mary to deliver Russia from President Vladimir Putin.(AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

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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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