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A law enforcement officer detains a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, Russia August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A law enforcement officer detains a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, Russia August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A law enforcement officer detains a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, Russia August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Law enforcement officers detain Muscovite Daria Sosnovskaya after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers detain Muscovite Daria Sosnovskaya after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers detain Muscovite Daria Sosnovskaya after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Political activist Maria Alyokhina attends a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Political activist Maria Alyokhina attends a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Political activist Maria Alyokhina attends a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A participant shouts slogans during a procession following a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. The placard reads "Lyubov Sobol". REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A participant shouts slogans during a procession following a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. The placard reads "Lyubov Sobol". REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A participant shouts slogans during a procession following a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. The placard reads "Lyubov Sobol". REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A law enforcement officer stands guard during a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A law enforcement officer stands guard during a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A law enforcement officer stands guard during a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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Law enforcement officers block a street after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers block a street after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers block a street after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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Law enforcement officers stand guard after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in central Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers stand guard after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in central Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers stand guard after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in central Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Leader of Russian band Krovostok Anton (Shilo) Chernyak attends a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Leader of Russian band Krovostok Anton (Shilo) Chernyak attends a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Leader of Russian band Krovostok Anton (Shilo) Chernyak attends a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Law enforcement officers detain a person after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Law enforcement officers detain a person after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Law enforcement officers detain a person after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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Law enforcement officers detain Russian opposition figure Lyubov Sobol near her office in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Law enforcement officers detain Russian opposition figure Lyubov Sobol near her office in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Law enforcement officers detain Russian opposition figure Lyubov Sobol near her office in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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Participants of a procession are seen after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Participants of a procession are seen after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Participants of a procession are seen after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Law enforcement officers detain a woman after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers detain a woman after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers detain a woman after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A law enforcement officer detains a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A law enforcement officer detains a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A law enforcement officer detains a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian rapper Oxxxymiron and other participants attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian rapper Oxxxymiron and other participants attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian rapper Oxxxymiron and other participants attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian rapper Face performs during a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian rapper Face performs during a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian rapper Face performs during a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Members of music band IC3PEAK perform during a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Members of music band IC3PEAK perform during a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Members of music band IC3PEAK perform during a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A woman holds a Russian flag while standing near law enforcement officers after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman holds a Russian flag while standing near law enforcement officers after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman holds a Russian flag while standing near law enforcement officers after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Law enforcement officers detain a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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Law enforcement officers detain a woman after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers detain a woman after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Law enforcement officers detain a woman after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A law enforcement officer detains a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A law enforcement officer detains a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A law enforcement officer detains a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, August 10. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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