Women gather in the courtyard at the home of the two young victims' family in the village of Katra Sahadatganj in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. India's largest state is under pressure to address atrocities against women. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Young girls hold banners during a demonstration Thursday in Lucknow, India, after police arrested several men for allegedly raping and murdering two teenage sisters and then hanging their bodies from a tree. Azam Husain/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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Indians participated in a candlelight vigil last month to mark the anniversary of the death of a young woman who was gang raped and murdered in New Delhi. Indian media dubbed the woman "Nirbhaya," or fearless. Now, after other high-profile rapes in the country, India has unveiled a handgun for women. Tsering Topgyal/AP hide caption

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A view of the Paharganj area is pictured in New Delhi on Wednesday. Police were questioning a group of men after a Danish woman says she was robbed and then gang-raped in the heart of the Delhi's tourist district. Vijay Mathur/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Outside the courthouse in New Delhi on Friday, demonstrators gathered to call for — and then celebrate — the death sentences handed down for four men convicted in the December gang rape and murder of a young woman. Roberto Schmidt /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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During a demonstration Wednesday, Indian activists hold posters of the four men convicted in the New Delhi gang rape case that shocked the country. Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A police bus believed to be carrying the four men convicted for the December rape and murder. Money Sharma/EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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A protester in India chants slogans as she braces herself against the spray fired from police water canons during a protest in December sparked by the gang rape of a 23-year-old paramedical student. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption

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The scene at a candle light vigil earlier this month in New Delhi. Those gathered want the men accused in a brutal rape and murder to be punished, and they want violence against women in India to stop. Harish Tyagi /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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