Indian protesters hold placards as they block a major traffic intersection during a protest in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The hours-long gang-rape and near fatal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus in New Delhi triggered outrage and anger across the country Wednesday as Indians demanded action from authorities who have long ignored persistent violence and harassment against women. The placards read as, left, "Give harsh punishment to the culprits," second from right, "Delhi government: Protect women." (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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Indian protesters hold placards as they block a major traffic intersection during a protest in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The hours-long gang-rape and near fatal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus in New Delhi triggered outrage and anger across the country Wednesday as Indians demanded action from authorities who have long ignored persistent violence and harassment against women. The placards read as, left, "Give harsh punishment to the culprits," second from right, "Delhi government: Protect women."  (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Indian protesters hold placards as they block a major traffic intersection during a protest in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The hours-long gang-rape and near fatal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus in New Delhi triggered outrage and anger across the country Wednesday as Indians demanded action from authorities who have long ignored persistent violence and harassment against women. The placards read as, left, "Give harsh punishment to the culprits," second from right, "Delhi government: Protect women." (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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