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Pussy Riot: Their Trial in Pictures

The Russian feminist punks are facing three years in jail for anti-Putin performance

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Members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot, Ekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alekhina and Nadejda Tolokonnikova (from left to right), before their sentence announcement in Hamovnichesky court in Moscow on August 17th, 2012. 

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Mark Feygin

The lawyer for members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot, Mark Feygin, enters Hamovnichesky court in Moscow on August 17th, 2012. 

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Maria

A member of Pussy Riot, Maria Alyochina, before the sentence announcement in Hamovnichesky court in Moscow on August 17th, 2012.

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Nadejda Tolokonnikova

A member of Pussy Riot, Nadejda Tolokonnikova, before the sentence announcement in Hamovnichesky court in Moscow on August 17th, 2012. 

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Ekaterina Samutsevich

Ekaterina Samutsevich, a member of Pussy Riot, before the sentence announcement in Hamovnichesky court in Moscow on August 17th, 2012.

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot waves to supporters before a court appearance in Moscow on August 8th, 2012. The feminist punk band was jailed in early March after performing a "punk prayer" in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral, asking the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of President Vladimir Putin. They face three years in prison if convicted.

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Maria Alyokhina

Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot faces supporters before a court hearing in Moscow on August 8th, 2012. "I am not afraid of you," she told the court. "You can take away my 'so-called' freedom, but you can never take my inner freedom."

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Yekaterina Samutsevich

Yekaterina Samutsevich of Pussy Riot waves to supporters before a court appearance in Moscow on August 8th, 2012.

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Entering the Courtroom

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot is escorted to the courtroom in Moscow on August 8th, 2012. "Our goal was political protest in artistic form," she told the court of Pussy Riot's performance. "There was no hate, not a drop."

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova raises a fist before a court hearing in Moscow on August 8th. After making its final statements, the band is awaiting a verdict on August 17th.

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Putin’s Revenge

A protester outside the Moscow courthouse where Pussy Riot is on trial holds a sign reading, "This isn't a trial – this is the revenge of Putin."

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Courthouse Strategy

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alyokhina read over some papers while in custody during a court hearing in Moscow on July 30th, 2012.

Behind Bars

Pussy Riot's Yekaterina Samutsevich, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina sit behind bars during a court hearing in Moscow on July 20th, 2012. "I, like Solzhenitsyn, believe that words will crush concrete," Tolokonnikova told the court toward the end of the trial. "We sit in a cage, but we didn't lose."

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Bright Balaclava

A Pussy Riot supporter wears a brightly colored balaclava while protesting the band's arrest in front of the Russian Embassy in Prague on April 15th, 2012.

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Caged Protest

Supporters of Pussy Riot sit inside a mock defendants' cage outside of the courthouse in Moscow where three members of the group sat for hearings on July 4th, 2012.

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Punk Prayer

Members of Pussy Riot attempt to perform a "punk prayer" at Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral on February 21st, 2012.

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Red Square

Members of Pussy Riot perform at Moscow's Red Square in protest of the policies of Vladimir Putin on January 20th, 2012.  Eight of the activists were later detained by police.

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