Photo Gallery International Support for Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot has been found guilty. But their supporters have not given up. Both before and after the verdict was announced in Moscow, thousands took to the streets around the world to show their support for the feminist punk band.
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Pussy Riot has been found guilty. But their supporters have not given up. Both before and after the verdict was announced in Moscow, thousands took to the streets around the world to show their support for the feminist punk band. Here, a member of the Ukrainian protest group FEMEN poses after having cut down a cross in Kiev with a chainsaw.

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Pussy Riot is famous for their impromptu protest concerts -- and the headgear they wear when playing. Here, Pussy Riot supporters take to the streets of Hamburg.

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Here, a Russian supporter of Pussy Riot with his mouth sewn shut, protests outside the Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburg. The band was tried following an impromptu performance critical of Putin and performed in Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral.

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Pictured here, (from left) Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich of Pussy Riot sitting in a glass cage during their trial in Moscow. They say their performances are motivated by the lack of freedom and democracy in Russia.

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The FEMEN protesters in Kiev cut down a cross erected in memory of victims of political repressions under the regime of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.

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The targeting of the cross, FEMEN says, was meant as a direct reference to Pussy Riot's performance earlier this year in the main Orthodox cathedral in Moscow.

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Russian embassies around the world became the focal point of protest on Friday. Here, a woman joins a march outside the Russian Embassy in London.

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Dozens of people gathered in Barcelona outside the Sagrada Familia cathedral to show their support for the feminist punk band.

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Not all members of Pussy Riot were arrested. Here, those who are still at large wait for an interview with journalists in Moscow earlier this week.

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Pussy Riot supporters place facemasks on a monument commemorating World War II heroes at a subway station in Moscow on Friday.

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A monument to a Kazakh poet Abai Kunanbaev in Moscow was also decked out in support of Pussy Riot.

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In a letter passed on by one of her lawyers, band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova wrote to her supporters: "Our being in jail is a clear and distinct sign that freedom is being taken away from the whole country. And this threat of destruction of the liberating, emancipatory forces of Russia is what makes me angry." Pictured here, a Russian protestor holding a sign saying, "We are all Pussy Riot."

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Pussy Riot has marveled at the global attention their case has received. Here, activists play drums at a protest in favor of the women in Sydney, Australia.

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Protestors in Edinburgh also donned colorful balaclavas, such as those worn by Pussy Riot. The facemasks have become a global symbol of solidarity with the band.

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Here, Pussy Riot masks on a monument of the Soviet Army in central Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Support for Pussy Riot was to be seen in Germany too. Here three activists protest in front of the Russian embassy in Berlin.

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Another protestor pictured in Berlin. The proceedings against Pussy Riot have been ridiculed internationally as an unjust show trial. On Thursday, a Russian court spokeswoman said that the judge in the trial had been put under state protection after she received threats.

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Here, three Amnesty International activists don the pussy riot balaclavas and demonstrate outside the Russian embassy in London.

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The Pussy Riot Case has become a cause célèbre amongst musicians, including Sir Paul McCartney and Björk. Here, the Canadian singer Peaches (right) films a music video in support of Pussy Riot in Berlin last week.

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Another musician to lend support to Pussy Riot is Madonna. Pictured here with Pussy Riot emblazoned across her back at her concert in Moscow on August 7, Madonna told journalists that she supports freedom of speech and that she hopes the judge will show leniency.

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On February 21 2012, three members of Russian feminist punk group stormed the altar of the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow and chanted a "punk" prayer against President Vladimir Putin. Now, the women have been found guilty of religious enmity and hatred.

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