People holds placards during a protest calling on the Russian authorities to lift anti-gay laws ahead of the Sochi 2014 Olympics outside the Russian embassy in Berlin, December 12, 2013. Russian gay ... more 
People holds placards during a protest calling on the Russian authorities to lift anti-gay laws ahead of the Sochi 2014 Olympics outside the Russian embassy in Berlin, December 12, 2013. Russian gay rights advocates called for increased pressure on the International Olympic Committee ahead of the 2014 winter games in Sochi in light of Russia's anti-gay laws, telling a gathering on Wednesday that anti-gay violence is increasing. The placard (R) reads: "Don't drink Coke with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin." REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SPORT OLYMPICS) less 
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Thu, Dec 12, 2013 12:34 PM EST