As members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot recorded a song and video in Sochi this week, a uniformed Cossack used a whip to try to stop them. The attack ended up being part of the band's video. Morry Gash/AP hide caption

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Maria Alyokhina (left) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot on stage at Amnesty International's "Bringing Human Rights Home" concert earlier this month in Brooklyn, N.Y. Jason Szenes /EPA/Landov hide caption

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Maria Alyokhina, after her release from prison on Monday in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Sergei Karpukhin /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Former Yukos oil company CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky looks through the defendant's glass cage in a Moscow courtroom on Nov. 1, 2010. Alexey Sazonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (far left) looks on Monday in Hanover, Germany, as one of three women who stripped off their tops protests his appearance at a trade fair. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in the green jacket. Jochen Luebke /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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