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Senior Journalists and Editors of all Newspapers holding placards during a sit-in Protest against the state government for banning media including all newspapers,at Lal Chowk in Srinagar.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar being hugged by students after reaching the JNU campus upon his release on bail, in New Delhi.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar addresses students after reaching the JNU campus upon his release on bail, in New Delhi.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students celebrate after Delhi High Court granted bail to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students celebrate after Delhi High Court granted bail to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students celebrate after Delhi High Court granted bail to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at the JNU campus in New Delhi.

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Artist from Sangwari Theater Group performs at JNU campus in New Delhi.

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CPI activists during a torch parade demanding the release of JNU student Kanhaiya Kumar arrested over alleged sedition, at Chikmagalurin Karnataka.

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Students, teachers and others listen to a teacher during a protest against the arrest of a student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar of New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, in Bangalore.

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Students, teachers and supporters of left parties protest against the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar from Jawaharlal Nehru University outside Jadavpur University campus in Kolkata.

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A member of National Students Union of India is detained by police during a protest by them in support of student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, in New Delhi.

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Bajrang Dal activists staging a protest against alleged anti-national activities at JNU at Azad Maidan in Mumbai.

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Members of ABVP staging a protest against recent incident of alleged anti-national activist at JNU, near Raj Bhawan in Ranchi.

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A lawyer shouts slogans at Patiala House Courts where JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar was being produced in New Delhi.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on charges of sedition, being produced at Patiala House Courts in New Delhi.

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Members of ABVP staging a protest march against recent incident of alleged anti-national activist at the JNU, near Raj Bhawan in Ranchi.

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In this Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 photo, plywood panels cover naked statues inside the Campidoglio, Capitol Hill, during a meeting between Italian Premier Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in Rome, Italy.

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Turkish journalists gathered to protest against the jailing of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper's editor-in-chief Can Dundar and Ankara representative Erdem Gul, in Istanbul. The journalists accused the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after Dundar and Gul were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.

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Pahlaj Nihalani, Chairman, Central Board of Film Certification

Lone and loud Kazakh poet Aron Atabek

The ink-smeared visage of Kulkarni

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No thanks Six young writers return their awards to Kannada Sahitya Parishad

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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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Social activist Teesta Setalvad arrives with her lawyer at Sessions Court in Mumbai. In a breather to Setalvad and her husband, the Bombay High Court granted the duo 17-day interim relief from arrest in a CBI case alleging that her company received Rs 1.8 crore from abroad without mandatory approval from Centre

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Police detain activists of National Students' Union of India (NSUI) during a protest outside the residence of HRD Minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi over the ban on an IIT-Madras students group for allegedly criticising PM Narendra Modi.

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Police detain activists of National Students' Union of India (NSUI) during a protest outside the residence of HRD Minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi over the ban on an IIT-Madras students group for allegedly criticising PM Narendra Modi.

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Police detain National Students' Union of India (NSUI) activists during a protest outside the residence of HRD Minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi over the ban on an IIT-Madras students group for allegedly criticising PM Narendra Modi.

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Costly speech Rafida Ahmed, wife of slain blogger Avijit Roy, in a Dhaka hospital

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Ashoke Pandit, film-maker, social activist and member of Central Board of Film Certification, who recently courted controversy after posting a tweet slamming the AIB Knockout.

A Bangladeshi policeman escorts Jikrullah, left and Ariful Islam, two among three suspected of the killing of a blogger as they are presented before the media in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Blogger Washiqur Rahman Babu, 26, was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital. The killing took place a month after a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death in Dhaka.

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Family of Vicci Khan celebrate the decision of the Supreme Court to quash Section 66A of the IT Act, in Bareily. Vicci Khan was recently arrested for posting comments on a social networking site.

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Members of Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) forces in Dhaka escort Farabi Shafiur Rahman (center), a suspect in the murder of an American blogger Avijit Roy who wrote against religious extremism.

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People during a protest against the brutal killing of Bangladeshi- American blogger Avijit Roy in Bangladesh, in Kolkata.

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People carry Russian flags during a march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down near the Kremlin, Russia.

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Russian police investigate the the body of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader who was shot dead at Red Square with St. Basil Cathedral in the background in Moscow, Russia.

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A woman lays flowers at the place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

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Bangladeshi students and social activists protest against the killing of Avijit Roy, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Roy, a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger, known for speaking out against religious fundamentalism was hacked to death by some unidentified people in the capital as he walked with his wife.

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File Photo of filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani who was appointed chairperson of the Censor Board, days after Leela Samson resigned as its chief alleging interference by the government in its matters.

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Yemenis chant slogans during a protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo in front of the French Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Supporters of a Pakistani religious group 'Fidaiyan-e-Khetm-e-Nebuwwat' stand on the representations of American, French and Israeli flags and chant slogans during a demonstration to protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Activists of Majlis Bachao Tahreek burn an effigy of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo during a protest in Hyderabad.

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DSGMC supporters at a protest against the film Messenger of God in New Delhi.

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People rally to protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Pallbearers carry the casket of Stephane Charbonnier also known as Charb, the publishing director of Charlie Hebdo, in Pontoise, outside Paris, France.

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At the protest against the two terrorist attacks in Paris, one at the office of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo and another at a kosher market, front of the Brandenburg Gate near the French embassy in Berlin. The word on the tape translates to "Freedom".

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Journalists light candles for people who were killed in Paris attack, at Press Club of India in New Delhi.

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Armed security forces fly overhead in a military helicopter in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris. French security forces swarmed this small industrial town northeast of Paris in an operation to capture a pair of heavily armed suspects in the deadly storming of a satirical newspaper.

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French President Francois Hollande, right, is escorted by police officers and aides as he leaves the Elysee Palace to walk to the nearby Interior Ministry, for a meeting with Prefects and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, in Paris. Investigators are scrutinising the recent past of two brothers with al-Qaida sympathies, as a manhunt for the suspects in the newsroom massacre at a satirical French weekly enters its third day.

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Workers install a giant banner reading “I am Charlie” for victims of the shooting at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, on the Cannes Festival Palace, in Cannes, southeastern France.

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Demonstrators hold a banner reading " I am Charlie", during a demonstration at the Old Port of Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

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French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud, left, looks on as President Barack Obama signs a condolences book during a visit to the French Embassy, in Washington.

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French soldiers patrols at the Gare du Nord railway station, in Paris, France.

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A woman lights a candle on a makeshift alter including signs that read in French "I am Charlie" during a vigil in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, outside France's embassy in Mexico City.

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A pen rests next to a message written by President Barack Obama in a condolences book during a visit to the French Embassy in Washington.

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SWAT police officer patrol in the village of Longpont, north east of Paris, hunting down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in the massacre at Charlie Hebdo newspaper. Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper.

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A woman holding a pen shows her arm covered with the words in French "I am Charlie" at a gathering in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in a plaza in Rio de Janeiro.

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Flowers and candles to commemorate the victims killed in Paris attack are displayed at the French Embassy in Barcelona, Spain.

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Thousands of people gather for a moment of silence to pay their respects to the victims of the deadly attack at the Paris offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Lyon, central France.

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People gather in solidarity with the victims of the terror attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Paris.

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Fresh shootouts in France: Hooded police officers stand at the scene after a shooting in Montrouge, outside Paris. Two people were shot and gravely wounded at the southern edge of Paris, including a police officer, raising tensions a day after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper and killed 12 people.

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Photo provided by The Paris Police Prefecture shows the two suspects in the newspaper attack along with a plea for witnesses. Police hunted for two heavily armed men, one with possible links to al-Qaida, in the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammed. France began a day of national mourning for what its president called "an act of exceptional barbarism.

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Charlie Hebdo staff killed in the attack include (from left) cartoonist Jean Cabut, aka Cabu, cartoonist Tignous, Georges Wolinski and publisher Charb.

A cartoon style drawing hangs outside France's embassy that reads in Spanish "The pencil is the most peaceful weapon, don't mess with humor" in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Some editions of a Spanish regional newspaper fall on a container announcing in their front pages, ''Spain has increased the alert level after jihadist attack in Paris'', with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Pamplona northern Spain.

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Mourners hold signs depicting victim's eyes during a rally in support of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly newspaper that fell victim to an terrorist attack, at Union Square in New York.

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Mourners hold signs that translate as "I AM CHARLIE" during a rally in support of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly newspaper that fell victim to an terrorist attack, at Union Square in New York. 12 people were killed when masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the periodical that had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

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Masked gunman fire their weapons outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Paris residents captured chilling video images of two masked gunmen shooting a police officer after an attack at a French satirical newspaper. In the video, the gunmen armed with assault rifles are seen running up to an injured police officer, who lies squirming on the ground. The police officer raises his hands up before one of the assailants shoots him in the head at a close range.

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People stand outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office after a shooting, in Paris.

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French President Francois Hollande, center, flanked with security forces arrives outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris.

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An injured person is transported to an ambulance after a shooting, at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris.

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Police officers and firemen gather outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris.

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An injured person is evacuated outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris. At least 10 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire.

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At least 10 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Paris.

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At least 10 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Paris.

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CBI arrests CBFC chief Rakesh Kumar in bribery case. Censor chief had rate card for clearance, from small-town films to Bollywood. How did IRPS man even get the job?

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Speaking up The SFI protests the arrests

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The Dark Joke C.S. Praveen and P.K. Shihab, editors of Name, Litsokniga

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In a blow to free speech Delhi-based publisher Navayana has decided to cancel the agreement for release of the English translation of Sahitya Akademi winner Joe D’Cruz’s first Tamil novel Aazhi Soozh Ulagu (Ocean Ringed World) in the wake of his recent political support for BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
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Members of some Muslim organisations addressing media after meeting with actor Kamal Hassan and home Secretary R Rajagopal regarding Kamal's controversial movie 'Vishwaroopam' in Chennai.

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Actor Kamal Hassan addresses media after meeting Home Secretary R Rajagopal and some Muslim organisation regarding the controversial movie 'Vishwaroopam', in Chennai.

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Vishwaroopam releases in Bangalore

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Members of the Muslim community protest against the release of Kamal Haasan's movie Vishwaroopam in Madurai.

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Kapil Sibal vs Netizens Two Mumbai Facebookers arrested under Section 66 (A) of the IT Act, passed under the IT minister’s watch. After an outcry, Sibal came up with the perfect solution. Not to repeal the section or amend it, as demanded. He reposed faith in the official hierarchy. Blaming junior cops, he put their seniors in charge of arrests made under the section.

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Salman Rushdie vs all comers Even a virtual Rushdie was banned from the Jaipur LitFest; so imminent, the state said, was the threat of a SIMI attack against the author of The Satanic Verses. Fortunately, the threats turned out to be the state’s own epic work of fiction. After, Rushdie also had a spat with Pankaj Mishra and faced down a stinging review of his memoir, Joseph Anton, by Zoe Heller.

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A protester, wearing sunglasses with slogans, stands in front of picture of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally against the anti-cybercrime law in front of the Supreme Court in Manila, Philippines.

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Supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami, hold up the party's flag during a rally against a film insulting the Prophet Muhammad, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami, burn a representation of a U.S. flag, during a rally against a film insulting the Prophet Muhammad, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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policemen create a barricade at the end of an over bridge leading to the U.S. Consulate anticipating a protest against "Innocence of Muslims," a film made in the U.S. that ridicules Islam's Prophet Muhammad in Kolkata. However, the protestors did not turn up.

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Rapid Action Force personnel patrol a street a day after a protest against an anti-Islam film turned violent in Ahmedabad. Several vehicles were burnt and a police station attacked during a protest against "Innocence of Muslims," a film made in the U.S. that ridicules Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

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Female supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami, raise their hands during a demonstration against a film insulting the Prophet Muhammad, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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People gather during a protest against "Innocence of Muslims," a film made in the U.S. that ridicules Islam's Prophet Muhammad in Ahmedabad.

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People shout slogans during a protest against "Innocence of Muslims," a film made in the U.S. that ridicules Islam's Prophet Muhammad in Ahmedabad.

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A government vehicle in flames during a protest against a US-made anti-Islam film and the publication of blasphemous cartoons in France, in Ahmedabad.

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