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Russian parliament backs ban on "gay propaganda"

A gay rights activist holds a placard during a protest outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A gay rights activist holds a placard during a protest outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A gay rights activist holds a placard during a protest outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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An unknown assailant attacks a gay rights activist (L) during a protest by activists outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

An unknown assailant attacks a gay rights activist (L) during a protest by activists outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

An unknown assailant attacks a gay rights activist (L) during a protest by activists outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of Parliament, in Moscow January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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