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Demonstrators hold banners as they protest about the kidnapping of girls in Nigeria, near the Nigerian High Commission in London, Friday, May 9, 2014. Global outrage against the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls by Islamist militant sect Boko Haram heated up Thursday, as a social media campaign drew worldwide support. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Photo by: Kirsty Wigglesworth
Demonstrators hold banners as they protest about the kidnapping of girls in Nigeria, near the Nigerian High Commission in London, Friday, May 9, 2014. Global outrage against the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls by Islamist militant sect Boko Haram heated up Thursday, as a social media campaign drew worldwide support. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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