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Vigil held for Greenpeace activists

A vigil has been held outside the Russian Centre for Science and Culture to protest against the arrest of Greenpeace activists by Russian authorities. The environmentalists and journalists were arrested after protesting against Arctic oil drilling in September, and charged with piracy.

Vigil held for Greenpeace activists
Demonstrators take part in a vigil outside of the Russian Center for Science & Culture on October 5, 2013 in Washington, DC to protest against the arrest of environmentalists and journalists by Russian authorities. The Greenpeace activists were protesting against Arctic oil drilling in September when they were arrested and charged with piracy. (Getty Images)
Vigil held for Greenpeace activists
Demonstrators take part in a vigil outside of the Russian Center for Science & Culture on October 5, 2013 in Washington, DC to protest against the arrest of environmentalists and journalists by Russian authorities. The Greenpeace activists were protesting against Arctic oil drilling in September when they were arrested and charged with piracy. (Getty Images)
Vigil held for Greenpeace activists
Demonstrators take part in a vigil outside of the Russian Center for Science & Culture on October 5, 2013 in Washington, DC to protest against the arrest of environmentalists and journalists by Russian authorities. The Greenpeace activists were protesting against Arctic oil drilling in September when they were arrested and charged with piracy. (Getty Images)
Vigil held for Greenpeace activists
Demonstrators take part in a vigil outside of the Russian Center for Science & Culture on October 5, 2013 in Washington, DC to protest against the arrest of environmentalists and journalists by Russian authorities. The Greenpeace activists were protesting against Arctic oil drilling in September when they were arrested and charged with piracy. (Getty Images)
Vigil held for Greenpeace activists
Demonstrators take part in a vigil outside of the Russian Center for Science & Culture on October 5, 2013 in Washington, DC to protest against the arrest of environmentalists and journalists by Russian authorities. The Greenpeace activists were protesting against Arctic oil drilling in September when they were arrested and charged with piracy. (Getty Images)
Vigil held for Greenpeace activists
Demonstrators take part in a vigil outside of the Russian Center for Science & Culture on October 5, 2013 in Washington, DC to protest against the arrest of environmentalists and journalists by Russian authorities. The Greenpeace activists were protesting against Arctic oil drilling in September when they were arrested and charged with piracy. (Getty Images)