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Pussy riot 07 20 2012

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Three of the punk band's members face jail over a musical protest in Moscow's biggest Orthodox cathedral.
Two top clerics said Saturday that they forgive the convicted feminist band.
Sentencing is double what the prosecution asked for.
Maria Alyokhina asked for solitary confinement, prison officials said Friday.
GlobalPost's Europe Editor Greg Feifer explains what the verdict means for Putin's Russia.
Pussy riot 07 20 2012

Members of the all-girl punk band Pussy Rio, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (C), Maria Alyokhina (R) and Yekaterina Samutsevich (L), sit behind bars during a court hearing in Moscow on July 20, 2012.

Natalia Kolesnikova