The story behind the viral picture of a young woman’s arrest in Russia

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Hundreds of people were arrested across Russia on Sunday for taking part in anti-corruption protests that demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. 

The biggest was in Moscow, where around 8,000 people, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny and many young people, took part in an unsanctioned demonstration

As law enforcement officers proceeded to detain protesters, one EPA photographer, Maxim Shipenkov, took a snap that immediately became iconic: 

Image: EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV Read more…

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