Edward Snowden, seen here in a photo provided by The Guardian, is a finalist for the Sakharov Prize. Earlier this year, Snowden leaked classified information about secret U.S. surveillance programs.
October 1, 2013 Europe's Sakharov Prize recognizes people who fight for human rights. Other finalists this year include Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived being shot in the head.
Mourners carry the body of a man killed last fall in the northern Syrian town of Azaz.
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June 13, 2013 The "shockingly high levels" of killings continue in Syria, says U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. The U.N. puts much of the blame on the Assad regime.
May 4, 2010 A British teen fights the ban on low-slung pants in court ... and wins.
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