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PHOTOS: Global Protest of Russia's Homophobia

PHOTOS: Global Protest of Russia's Homophobia


As the Olympics begin, so do the worldwide protests against homophobic laws in Russia.

Activists demonstrate outside the Russian embassy in Rome on February 7.

People take part in a rally in front of the Brandenburg Gate on February 7 in Berlin.

An activist wearing a mask of Russian President Vladimir Putin joins protesters against Russia's antigay legislation on the day of the opening ceremony the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Hong Kong on February 7.

Demonstrators march outside of the Russian Consulate in Thessaloniki, Greece on February 7.

Men in Antwerp, Belgium take part in a 'role play' on February 6. The event was organized by gay youth movement 'Wel Jong, Niet Hetero' (Young but not straight) to demonstrate the violence suffered by LGBT Russians.

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