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Death of India rape victim stirs anger, promises of action

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People walk near a sand sculpture with the words "We Want Justice" created by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik, in solidarity with a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, on a beach in the eastern Indian state of Odisha December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from...more

People walk near a sand sculpture with the words "We Want Justice" created by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik, in solidarity with a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, on a beach in the eastern Indian state of Odisha December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Stringer
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Demonstrators take part in a protest for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Demonstrators take part in a protest for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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A demonstrator scuffles with policewomen during a protest in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A demonstrator scuffles with policewomen during a protest in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Girls hold placards during a protest in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from a government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Girls hold placards during a protest in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from a government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A girl lights candles during a candlelight vigil for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Kolkata December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A girl lights candles during a candlelight vigil for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Kolkata December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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REFILE - REMOVING EXTRANEOUS THIRD SENTENCE Demonstrators hold candles during a candlelight vigil for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

REFILE - REMOVING EXTRANEOUS THIRD SENTENCE Demonstrators hold candles during a candlelight vigil for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Demonstrators take part in a protest for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Demonstrators take part in a protest for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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A girl puts flowers on the billboard of a bus stop during a protest march in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A girl puts flowers on the billboard of a bus stop during a protest march in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Delhi's Chief Minister Sheila Dixit (C) is escorted by security personnel after she was blocked by demonstrators while entering the venue for the ongoing protests in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social...more

Delhi's Chief Minister Sheila Dixit (C) is escorted by security personnel after she was blocked by demonstrators while entering the venue for the ongoing protests in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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People shout slogans and hold placards during a protest in New Delhi December 29, 2012. An Indian woman whose gang rape in New Delhi triggered violent protests died of her injuries on Saturday in a Singapore hospital, bringing a security lockdown in Delhi and recognition from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People shout slogans and hold placards during a protest in New Delhi December 29, 2012. An Indian woman whose gang rape in New Delhi triggered violent protests died of her injuries on Saturday in a Singapore hospital, bringing a security lockdown in Delhi and recognition from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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AMIT DAVE

Demonstrators burn effigies depicting rapists during a protest in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Demonstrators burn effigies depicting rapists during a protest in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Demonstrators lie on a road during a protest in New Delhi, December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, promoting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Demonstrators lie on a road during a protest in New Delhi, December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, promoting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A demonstrator holds placards during a protest in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, promoting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A demonstrator holds placards during a protest in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, promoting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Kolkata December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Kolkata December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape provoked protests and a rare national debate about violence against women in India died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from government that has struggled to respond to public outrage. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Demonstrators paste pamphlets on the billboard of a bus stop during a protest march in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Demonstrators paste pamphlets on the billboard of a bus stop during a protest march in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A member of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) pulls a barricade to close a road leading to the India Gate in New Delhi December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) pulls a barricade to close a road leading to the India Gate in New Delhi December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A protester with a gag tied around her mouth takes part in a silent protest for a gang rape victim in New Delhi December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A protester with a gag tied around her mouth takes part in a silent protest for a gang rape victim in New Delhi December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman walks past police officers standing guard in front of a closed road leading to the India Gate in New Delhi December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A woman walks past police officers standing guard in front of a closed road leading to the India Gate in New Delhi December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Demonstrators hold placards during a protest in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Demonstrators hold placards during a protest in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A protester with gags tied around his mouth and forehead, takes part in a demonstration to mourn the death of a rape victim, who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Mumbai December 29, 2012. The Indian woman, whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India, died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that...more

A protester with gags tied around his mouth and forehead, takes part in a demonstration to mourn the death of a rape victim, who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Mumbai December 29, 2012. The Indian woman, whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India, died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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Protesters hold a sign as they participate in a demonstration to mourn the death of a rape victim, who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Mumbai December 29, 2012. The Indian woman, whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India, died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed....more

Protesters hold a sign as they participate in a demonstration to mourn the death of a rape victim, who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Mumbai December 29, 2012. The Indian woman, whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India, died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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People light candles during a prayer ceremony for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Kolkata December 29, 2012. An Indian woman whose gang rape in New Delhi triggered violent protests died of her injuries on Saturday in a Singapore hospital, bringing a security lockdown in Delhi and recognition from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

People light candles during a prayer ceremony for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Kolkata December 29, 2012. An Indian woman whose gang rape in New Delhi triggered violent protests died of her injuries on Saturday in a Singapore hospital, bringing a security lockdown in Delhi and recognition from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A girl puts flowers on the billboard at a bus stop during a protest march in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A girl puts flowers on the billboard at a bus stop during a protest march in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Workers drive a van carrying the coffin of an Indian rape victim as they leave a funeral parlour for the airport in Singapore December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Workers drive a van carrying the coffin of an Indian rape victim as they leave a funeral parlour for the airport in Singapore December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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School children cross a closed road leading to the India Gate in New Delhi December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

School children cross a closed road leading to the India Gate in New Delhi December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A policewoman stands guard at a barricade to stop protesters, near India Gate in New Delhi December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A policewoman stands guard at a barricade to stop protesters, near India Gate in New Delhi December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Schoolgirls pray to pay homage to a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, at a school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 29, 2012. The woman, whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India, died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Schoolgirls pray to pay homage to a rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, at a school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 29, 2012. The woman, whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India, died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Demonstrators lie on a road during a protest in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, promoting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Demonstrators lie on a road during a protest in New Delhi December 29, 2012. A woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, promoting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from India's prime minister that social change is needed. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Policemen gather at the epicenter of previous protests near India Gate in New Delhi December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Policemen gather at the epicenter of previous protests near India Gate in New Delhi December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A police van carrying the body of the Indian rape victim leave Mount Elizabeth Hospital for the morgue in Singapore December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A police van carrying the body of the Indian rape victim leave Mount Elizabeth Hospital for the morgue in Singapore December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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