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Monday, July 22, 2013

Photos of the Day: July 22, 2013

Falun Gong Practitioners hold candles for a vigil to mark the 14th anniversary of the beginning of the persecution of Falun Gong in China on July 21, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. In July of 1999, the communist Chinese government outlawed the spiritual practice of Falun Gong, declaring it illegal and forbidding citizens to practice. Followers believe thousands of practitioners have been killed, imprisoned or put in labor camps in China since 1999.