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Police officers detain a russian gay rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev holding a puppet of Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov during a rally near city hall in Moscow, Tuesday, Sept., 21, 2010. Moscow police has dispersed a gay rally and detained activists protesting homophobic policies of Moscow authorities. Mayor Yuri Luzhkov has called homosexuals "satanic" and routinely thwarted their attempts to hold a gay pride in Moscow. Police officers detained on Tuesday at least a dozen activists in a Moscow square near the city hall minutes after they brought out a papier-mache mummy that resembled Luzhkov and unfurled posters ridiculing him.  (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)
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Police officers detain a russian gay rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev holding a puppet of Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov during a rally near city hall in Moscow, Tuesday, Sept., 21, 2010. Moscow police has dispersed a gay rally and detained activists protesting homophobic policies of Moscow authorities. Mayor Yuri Luzhkov has called homosexuals "satanic" and routinely thwarted their attempts to hold a gay pride in Moscow. Police officers detained on Tuesday at least a dozen activists in a Moscow square near the city hall minutes after they brought out a papier-mache mummy that resembled Luzhkov and unfurled posters ridiculing him. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

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