Cuba detains dissidents ahead of papal visit

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Members of dissident group Ladies in White take part in their weekly march in front of Santa Rita church in Havana, Cuba, Sunday March 18, 2012.  Dissident Angel Moya says police detained his wife Bertha Soler and three dozen supporters of the Ladies in White dissident group on Sunday morning. The detentions come just over a week ahead of a visit by Pope Benedict XVI, who is likely to bring up the issue of religious, political and human rights during his tour. The image of the woman on their shirts is of Laura Pollan, the group's former leader who died in 2011 of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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Cuban authorities detained a prominent dissident and dozens of her colleagues early Sunday, March 17, then rounded up more activists while they staged a weekly protest march through Havana.

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