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Vigils held for Troy Davis execution from Georgia to Paris

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Protesters chant Anti-death penalty slogans for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis in Jackson, Ga., on Sept. 21, 2011. Davis is scheduled to die Wednesday for killing off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail.

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A supporter of convicted killer Troy Davis sobs on the ground in the protest area at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification prison after learning of a delay in the execution of Davis by lethal injection in Jackson, Ga., Sept. 21, 2011.

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Solana Plains, right, escorts Elijah West, cousin of Troy Davis, out of the Towaliga County Line Baptist Church that is across from the Jackson State Prison on Wednesday in Jackson, Ga.

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People hold Amnesty International placards in support of Troy Davis during a demonstration, on Wednesday in Paris, France.

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Student protestors from Howard University demonstrate outside the White House on Wednesday.

From NBC news:

ATLANTA — Convicted killer Troy Davis filed an eleventh-hour plea Wednesday evening asking the Supreme Court to stop Georgia authorities from executing him for the 1989 murder of an off-duty police officer.

The last-ditch effort just 45 minutes before Davis' scheduled 7 p.m. execution came after state officials refused to grant Davis a reprieve in the face of calls for clemency from former President Jimmy Carter, Pope Benedict XVI and others. Read more.