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Sex Worker Freedom Festival

<p>Sex workers cover their faces as they react to the camera while watching a rally as part of the week-long sex workers' freedom festival at the Sonagachi red-light area in Kolkata July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Sex workers cover their faces as they react to the camera while watching a rally as part of the week-long sex workers' freedom festival at the Sonagachi red-light area in Kolkata July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Sex workers cover their faces as they react to the camera while watching a rally as part of the week-long sex workers' freedom festival at the Sonagachi red-light area in Kolkata July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Participants take part in a rally as part of the week-long sex workers' freedom festival at the Sonagachi Red-light area in Kolkata July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Participants take part in a rally as part of the week-long sex workers' freedom festival at the Sonagachi Red-light area in Kolkata July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Participants take part in a rally as part of the week-long sex workers' freedom festival at the Sonagachi Red-light area in Kolkata July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A participant uses an iPad to take pictures of a rally as part of the week-long sex workers' freedom festival at the Sonagachi red-light area in Kolkata July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A participant uses an iPad to take pictures of a rally as part of the week-long sex workers' freedom festival at the Sonagachi red-light area in Kolkata July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A participant uses an iPad to take pictures of a rally as part of the week-long sex workers' freedom festival at the Sonagachi red-light area in Kolkata July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A participant applies make-up as she gets ready to take part in the week-long sex workers' freedom festival in Kolkata July 22, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A participant applies make-up as she gets ready to take part in the week-long sex workers' freedom festival in Kolkata July 22, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A participant applies make-up as she gets ready to take part in the week-long sex workers' freedom festival in Kolkata July 22, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Participants get ready to take part in the week-long sex workers' freedom festival in Kolkata July 22, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Participants get ready to take part in the week-long sex workers' freedom festival in Kolkata July 22, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Participants get ready to take part in the week-long sex workers' freedom festival in Kolkata July 22, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A tattooed leg of a participant is pictured during the international AIDS conference at the week-long sex workers' freedom festival in Kolkata July 22, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A tattooed leg of a participant is pictured during the international AIDS conference at the week-long sex workers' freedom festival in Kolkata July 22, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A tattooed leg of a participant is pictured during the international AIDS conference at the week-long sex workers' freedom festival in Kolkata July 22, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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