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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrive at National Human Rights Commission of India, in New Delhi.

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Protesters march around a burning effigy of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as they mark International Human Rights Day during a rally near the presidential palace in Manila, Philippines.

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Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as they mark International Human Rights Day during a rally near the presidential palace in Manila, Philippines. The protesters were calling on the government for an end to alleged extra-judicial killings in the country.

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People hold candles and shout slogans during a protest on International Human Rights Day in Ahmadabad.

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President Ram Nath Kovind addresses during the Human Rights Day Function being organised by the National Human Rights Commission, at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind during the Human Rights Day Function being organised by the National Human Rights Commission, at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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Patna Women's College students display placards during a rally to mark the Human Rights Day, in Patna.

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Delegates sit at the opening of the 41th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Activists pull down a "Lady Justice" sculpture at the end of a protest in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. The protest was against the international court system "Investor-state dispute settlement" (ISDS) and demanded for a global system where multinationals can be punished for human rights abuses.

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International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney smiles during a Foreign Ministers G7 meeting in Dinard, Brittany. Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a media freedoms campaign alongside international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney from the sidelines of the Group of Seven foreign ministers' meeting in the French Atlantic resort of Dinard.

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Protesters demonstrate in support of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong. Wang was sentenced to four and a half years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power more than three years after he was detained in a wide-ranging crackdown on the legal profession.

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Reporters surround Monica Sanchez, after reading the Constitutional Court ruling on human rights violators, in Santiago, Chile. The ruling is a defeat for conservative forces in Chile’s ruling party which had asked the court to declare as unconstitutional the requirements recently approved by the center-left opposition in Congress. The Court upheld measures tightening the requirements for human rights violators to get parole, including that they have completed two thirds of their sentence.

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Activists of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal protest against Government of Pakistan on International Human Rights Day at Teen Murti, in New Delhi.

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The Peace Palace, which houses the International Court of Justice, (ICJ), is illuminated in blue light in The Hague, Netherlands in support of the global campaign of Human Rights Watch that draws attention to human rights and human rights violations worldwide. Thirty landmarks across the globe will shine bright blue on December 10, 2018, to celebrate Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Relatives and members of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) take part in a silent sit-in protest on Human Rights Day, in Srinagar. APDP is seeking the whereabouts of their dear ones who they claim went missing in the custody of Security forces since the eruption of militacy in Jammu and Kashmir over two decades back.

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Human rights activist P Geetha, who is on a hunger strike in support of the nuns' protest demanding the arrest of a rape-accused bishop, interacts with a nun, during their agitation in Kochi.

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All Faith Human activists protests against NRC in Assam and protect Human Rights, in Kolkata.

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All Faith Human activists protests against NRC in Assam and protect Human Rights, in Kolkata.

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Petitioners are asking for the right to sexual autonomy

Photograph by Jitender Gupta

International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney speaks during Senior Day activities at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Madhya Pradesh guest teachers during a candle light vigil demanding for regularisation of their jobs on International Human Rights Day in Bhopal.

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Ashraya Abhiyan members take part in a candle light march on the occasion of Human Rights Day in Patna.

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Protesters "unmask" the "real" President Rodrigo Duterte during a rally in Manila to mark the United Nations Declaration of International Human Rights Day in Manila, Philippines.

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A protester wears a mask with a message as she joins in a rally in Manila to mark International Human Rights Day in Manila, Philippines.

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Activists of Awami Ittihad party carry a banner as they shout slogans during a protest to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar.

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Activists of Awami Ittihad party shout slogans during a protest to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar.

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Human rights activists stage a protest outside a court in Istanbul, where the trial for eleven human rights activists, accused of belonging to and aiding terror groups, resumed. The banner reads in Turkish: "Justice for rights defenders."

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Human rights activists stage a protest outside a court in Istanbul, where the trial for eleven human rights activists, accused of belonging to and aiding terror groups, resumed.

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A masked student-member of a school fraternity, second row left, has his body scribbled with the words "No To EJK (No to Extra-judicial Killings)" as he joins others in parading naked around the PUP State University campus to protest rising killings in the country in Manila, Philippines.

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Masked student-members of a school fraternity display placards as they parade naked around the PUP State University campus to protest rising killings in the country in Manila, Philippines. The annual naked run has focused on alleged rising human rights violations in the so-called war on drugs under President Rodrigo Duterte. The sign at right reads: "Respect human rights!" In the center reads: "Respect the law!"

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MP Shashi Tharoor felicitated womens rights activist Kamla Bhasin during the Laadli awards, in Mumbai.

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Protesters stage a die-in during a rally near the Presidential Palace to protest the "extrajudicial killings" under President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called war on drugs which coincided with the U.N. Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, Switzerland, in Manila, Philippines.

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Vanita Gupta, incoming President And CEO Leadership Conference For Civil And Human Rights testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on responses to the increase in religious hate crimes.

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Masked protesters display placards as they march for a rally near the Presidential Palace to mark International Human Rights Day in Manila, Philippines. The protesters are calling on the Government for an end to extra-judicial killings in the country which already claimed the lives of more than 4,000 people.

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A man allegedly beaten up by Indian soldiers who picked him along with several others at Khrew village, recovers at a local hospital in Srinagar.

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Members of India's LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexuals Transgenders) community hold a rainbow flag during a parade in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi. The walk was organized demanding social acceptance and equal rights.

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Member of India's LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexuals Transgenders) community shout slogans during a parade in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi. The walk was organized demanding social acceptance and equal rights.

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A member of LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexuals Transgenders) community writes messages condemning the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida as they gather in Mumbai, Maharahstra.

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A couple hug each other as LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexuals Transgenders) community and their supporters hold a candle light vigil condemning the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida as they gather in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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A presidential guard stands in front of the logo for the 8th National Forum for Security and Justice in Mexico City. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto spoke at the forum Tuesday, on the same day the international program Open Society Justice Initiative released a report saying the Mexican government has committed crimes against humanity in its war against drug cartels.

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Ismail al-Wawi kisses his 12-year-old daughter Dima al-Wawi, who was imprisoned by Israel for allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack, after her release from an Israeli prison, at Jabara checkpoint near the West Bank town of Tulkarem.

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A group of demonstrators hold a banner that reads in Basque language, ''All rights for the Basque prisoners'' as Pro-independence Basque march to demand the return to the Basque Country of all prisoners of ETA, the Basque armed terrorist group, as people gather on the street during a protest in Bilbao, northern Spain.

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A volunteer holds up a baby as others help migrants and refugees to disembark from a dinghy after their arrival from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Lesbos. About 5,000 migrants reaching Europe each day over the so-called Balkan migrant route. The refugee crisis is stoking tensions among the countries on the so-called Balkan migrant corridor — Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.

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Daughters of Kasturi Munirathinam, a domestic help whose right hand was severed allegedly by her employer in Saudi Arabia, get emotional while receiving their mother upon her arrival at the airport in Chennai.

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Ahmer Musti Khan, Free Baluchistan Campaign USA, protesting against police atrocities and human rights violations at US Institute of Peace where Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was speaking in Washington, USA.

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Israeli border police orders a Palestinian to lift his shirt at a checkpoint as he exit the Arab neighborhood of Issawiyeh in Jerusalem. Palestinian assailants carried out a series of five stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, as a month-long outburst of violence showed no signs of abating. The unrest came despite new security measures that have placed troops and checkpoints around Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem.

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A Palestinian pushes burning tires during clashes with Israeli troops near Ramallah, West Bank. A pair of Palestinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers, while another assailant rammed a car into a bus station before stabbing bystanders, in near-simultaneous attacks Tuesday that escalated a month long wave of violence.

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Palestinian mourners weep over the bodies of two-year-old Rahaf Hassan and her 30-year-old pregnant mother, Noor Hassan, who were killed in an Israeli air strike, during their funeral in the family house south of Gaza city in the Gaza Strip. In response to renewed rocket fire toward Israel, the military said it carried out airstrikes in Gaza targeting Hamas weapons manufacturing facilities. Ashraf Al-Kidra, a Health Ministry spokesman in Gaza, said a nearby home was struck, which killed Rahaf and Noor and wounded four others including Noor's husband and son.

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The father of two-year-old, Rahaf Hassan, weeps as he holds her body after she and her 30-year-old mother pregnant mother, Noor Hassan, were killed in Israeli air strike, during their funeral in the family house in the Gaza Strip. In response to renewed rocket fire toward Israel, the military said it carried out airstrikes in Gaza targeting Hamas weapons manufacturing facilities. Ashraf Al-Kidra, a Health Ministry spokesman in Gaza, said a nearby home was struck, which killed Rahaf and Noor Hassan and wounded four others including Hassan's husband and son.

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Palestinian mourners weep over the bodies of two-year-old Rahaf Hassan and her 30-year-old pregnant mother, Noor Hassan, who were killed in an Israeli air strike, during their funeral in the family house south of Gaza city in the Gaza Strip. In response to renewed rocket fire toward Israel, the military said it carried out airstrikes in Gaza targeting Hamas weapons manufacturing facilities. Ashraf Al-Kidra, a Health Ministry spokesman in Gaza, said a nearby home was struck, which killed Rahaf and Noor and wounded four others including Noor's husband and son.

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Israeli troops take aim during clashes with Palestinians, near Ramallah, West Bank. Recent days have seen a string of attacks by young Palestinians with no known links to armed groups who have targeted Israeli soldiers and civilians at random, complicating Israeli efforts to contain the violence, which has been linked to tensions over the sensitive Jerusalem holy site.

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Palestinians carry an injured man during an Israeli military raid in the West Bank city of Jenin. Israeli troops shot and wounded at least 18 Palestinians in violence during an arrest raid in the Jenin refugee camp, a Palestinian hospital director said.

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Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney arrives at the High Court in Male, Maldives. Amal Clooney is in Maldives to meet with former president Mohamed Nasheed and Maldivian authorities to discuss Nasheed’s detention and jail sentence. Nasheed was sentenced in March after a Maldivian court found him guilty of ordering the military to detain a senior judge when he was president three years ago.

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Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, right, hugs his wife Marwa before he gets inside the court cage to hear his verdict in a courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

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Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, left, talks to lawyer representing him Amal Clooney before his verdict in a courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt.

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ILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, center, and correspondent Peter Greste, right, appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo. An Egyptian court sentenced the three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison.

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Marwa Fahmy wife of Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, bursts into tears, as she is watched by human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, after the verdict in a courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo. An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

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Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, listens to his verdict in a soundproof glass cage inside a makeshift courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists, including Fahmy, to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

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The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir is seen during a photo op at the African Union summit in Johannesburg. A South African judge ordered authorities to prevent al-Bashir from leaving the country because of an international order for his arrest, human rights activists said.

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Members of Youth for Human Rights holds photograph of capt. Saurabh Singh Kalia during a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Police personnel lathi charge on demonstrators against an encroachment drive in Patna.

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Yes supporters react at Dublin castle, Ireland. The country has voted resoundingly to legalise gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue.

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Two men kiss as first results start to filter through in the referendum, Dublin, Ireland. Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalise gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue.

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Irish Senator Katherine Zappone, right, and partner Ann Louise Gilligan celebrate as the first results in the Irish referendum start to filter through at Dublin Castle, Ireland. Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalise gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue.

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A woman after attending the funeral prayers of prominent women's rights activist Sabeen Mehmud, who was killed by unknown gunmen in Karachi, Pakistan.

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A prominent Pakistani rights activist was shot and killed by unknown gunmen here as she was returning home hours after hosting a seminar on human rights abuses in Balochistan province.

An Afghan security personnel speaks to arrested suspects of the woman beaten to death last week, to a press conference, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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A woman arrives in her neon pink high heels at the Monument of the Revolution, a meeting point for the high-heeled dress wearing cyclists commemorating the upcoming International Women's Day in Mexico City.

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A woman pedals along Reforma Avenue in Mexico City, the high-heeled dress wearing cyclists are commemorating International Women's Day.

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Supporter of the LGBT community wave a rainbow flag during a gay pride parade in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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People from the LGBT community participate in a rally in Mumbai.

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This photo provided by Compassion & Choices shows Advocate Brittany Maynard. A spokesman for Maynard says she has taken lethal medication prescribed by a doctor and died. Sean Crowley with the group Compassion & Choices said that Maynard was surrounded by family when she took the medication. She was weeks shy of her 30th birthday.

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This undated photo released by the Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) shows GNRD employee, Krishna Upadhyaya, at an unknown location. Two Britons, Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev, researching migrant worker issues in Qatar, the Gulf nation that is due to host the 2022 World Cup, have gone missing after Upadhyaya reported they were being harassed by police, according to the Norwegian human rights group that employs them. GNRD said that researcher Upadhyaya, 52, and photographer Gundev, 36, were supposed to leave Qatar via the capital Doha.

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Irom Sharmila, rights activist who’s been on a hunger strike for 13 years to protest the draconian AFSPA law in Manipur, gets relief from Imphal court—it dismisses plea that she is attempting suicide.

Police officers separate Israeli supporters, left, and Palestinian supporters in Toronto during rallies over the war between Israel and Hamas members in the Gaza Strip.

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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators hold banners and shout slogans, in Paris, France during a demonstration to protest against the Israeli army's shelling in the Gaza strip. Protesters marched through Paris against the Israel-Gaza war, under the watch of hundreds of police in an authorized demonstration days after two banned protests degenerated into urban violence.

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US President Barack Obama is presented with the USC Shoah Foundation's Ambassador for Humanity Award by movie director Steven Spielberg at the USC Shoah Foundation’s 20th anniversary Ambassadors for Humanity gala in Los Angeles.

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Activists from a human rights group known as National Commission for Justice and Peace form a peace sign during a demonstration demanding to effort for peace in the country, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Relatives of disappeared youth sit during a protest organized by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar.

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Activists and supporters of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front during a protest march to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar.

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Young boys watch a torch protest by Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar.

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Kashmiri activists of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) during a protest to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar.

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Activists of Awami Ittihad party shout slogans towards protest to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar. Police detained dozens of separatist supporters protesting against alleged human rights abuses by government forces in Kashmir, officials said.

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Tibetan activists write messages on folded paper cranes asking China to ensure a safe release of Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen who has been in a Chinese prison since 2008 as they commemorate the International Human Rights Day in Dharmsala.

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An exile Tibetan raises slogans during a protest against the alleged human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government outside the Chinese embassy on the eve of World Human Rights Day in New Delhi.

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Policemen stand guard as Tibetan exiles hold a protest against the alleged human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government outside the Chinese embassy on the eve of World Human Rights Day in New Delhi.

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Syrian military soldiers check identifications at a check point on Baghdad street, in Damascus, Syria. Over 1300 people have died in a government offensive near Damascus, attacks in which some activists say regime troops used "poisonous gas."

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This citizen journalism image provided by the Local Committee of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows dead bodies of Syrian citizens in Arbeen town, Damascus in Syria. Syrian regime forces fired intense artillery and rocket barrages on the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, in what two pro-opposition groups claimed was a "poisonous gas" attack that killed several people.

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In this image provided by Human Rights Watch, NSA leaker Edward Snowden, center, attends a news conference at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks. Snowden seeks asylum in Russia, according to a Parliament member who was among about a dozen activists and officials to meet with him in the Moscow airport where he's been marooned for weeks. Duma member Vyacheslav Nikonov told reporters of Snowden's intentions after the meeting behind closed doors in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

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People embrace outside San Francisco's City Hall shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.

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Prominent Legal activist Amrit Singh, youngest daughter of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, recieves the 'India Abroad Special Award for Excellence 2012' in New York. Singh was honoured in the field of Human Rights Law, along with other Indian-Americans.

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Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) and senior separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah center, with Javid Mir, right, shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar. Shah along-with his supporters were detained by police after they protested against alleged human rights violations by the troops in Kashmir.

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A Pakistani Hindu woman flails her daughter in the air during a protest against alleged human rights violations in Pakistan, outside the United Nation office in New Delhi. A group of Hindus from Sindh province in Pakistan are living in India after leaving their home country a year ago for fear of being persecuted, according to news reports.

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Sri Lankan artists participate in a peaceful seated protest outside the Independence Square in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Left parties workers take part in 'Mass Rally' to protest over the death of SFI leader Sudipta Gupta, in Kolkata.

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Members of SFI and DYFI block the traffic at a protest over the death of SFI leader Sudipto Gupta, in Kolkata.

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Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya (C) pays homage during funeral procession of SFI leader Sudipto Gupta, who allegedly died after a clash with Kolkata police, at SFI headquater in Kolkata.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students shout slogans during a protest against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the death of SFI activist Sudipto Gupta, at Banga Bhawan in New Delhi.

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