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Politkovskaya Remembered

About 200 people held a rally Sunday to mark the sixth anniversary of the unsolved murder of crusading reporter Anna Politkovskaya.

Participants held up candles and pictures of the journalist and spoke in remembrance of Politkovskaya, a sharp critic of Kremlin policies in Chechnya who was shot inside her Moscow apartment building in 2006.

The meeting, attended by numerous opposition figures, was unusual in that it had received prior official approval from city authorities.

The U.S. State Department said Saturday that it would "continue to shine the spotlight" on her case and urged more protection for journalists worldwide who speak out against abuses.

(AP)

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