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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Marking World AIDS Day

Across the globe many marked World AIDS Day. Clockwise from the right, a attendee listens to speeches of acting Afghan Health Minister Suraya Dalil, unseen, during a ceremony marking the World AIDS Day in Kabul, Afghanistan; people take condoms from a big billboard during events for World Aids Day in Athens; Indian children affected with HIV participate in an awareness rally on World AIDS Day in Mumbai, India; a volunteer of the Indian Red Cross Society lights a candle during an HIV and AIDS awareness rally ahead of World AIDS Day in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura; A red ribbon hangs from the the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov., 30, 2010, to commemorate World Aids Day; Filipino health workers and volunteers release red and white balloons after marching through Manila streets to mark World AIDS Day; A red ribbon hangs from the Puerta de Alcala to commemorate World Aids Day; Zimbabwean Big Brother contestant Munyaradzi Chidzonga, right, takes an HIV test in Harare, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. The United States launched a program in Zimbabwe Wednesday to encourage testing for HIV infection and the U.S. ambassador, local musicians, broadcast personalities and soccer stars all took tests to publicize the occasion; Students of the American University of Beirut hug each other during the "Free Hugs: Hugging is really not contagious" campaign as they commemorate World AIDS Day at the AUB campus in Beirut, Lebanon. ALL ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS


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