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People lay flowers on a monument dedicated to victims of political... News PhotoCompetition,Conflict,Dedication,Flower,Horizontal,Lying Down,Monument,Moscow,Opposition Party,People,Political Party,Politics,Protest,Russia,Victim,Vladimir PutinPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPPeople lay flowers on a monument dedicated to victims of political repression during an opposition protest marking one year since the start of protests against Vladimir Putin, in Moscow, on December 15, 2012. Russian police arrested top opposition leaders at the anti-Vladimir Putin rally in central Moscow attended by hundreds of people in defiance of a ban by the authorities. Police arrested Ilya Yashin, a leading figure in the Solidarity movement as well as TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, Yashin said on Twitter. AFP PHOTO/ NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)