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Demonstrators get fired up at the chance to make their 'voices count' on Human Rights Day

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Activists and supporters of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front carry torches during a protest march to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India on Dec. 10. A demonstration was held in Srinagar to protest against alleged human rights violations and a court verdict sentencing two Kashmiris to life imprisonment in Srinagar.

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An exiled Tibetan Buddhist man prays during a rally to mark World Human Rights Day in New Delhi, India, on Dec. 10. Tibetans also mark Dec. 10 as the Nobel Peace Prize Day, the day the Dalai Lama received the Nobel peace prize in 1989.

The Associated Press reports -- The United Nations marked Human Rights Day on Monday by declaring that everyone has the right to be heard and to shape the decisions that affect their lives and communities.

"International law is clear: No matter who you are, or where you live, your voice counts," U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the day. Continue reading.

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Protesters march down 42nd street to the United Nations General Assembly Building in recognition of International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10 in New York City. Chinese-occupied Tibet has witnessed over 90 Tibetans self-immolating themselves in protest to China since 2009. Tibetans, their supporters and human rights activists are calling for immediate action by the United Nations and world governments to pressure China to resolve the issue.

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A member of the Sri Lanka's Movement for People's Struggle shouts slogans during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Dec. 10. Hundreds of protesters have marched in Sri Lanka's capital to demand information on two human rights activists who went missing one year ago while working in a former war zone.

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An Indonesian student stands in front of burning tires during a protest to mark the International Human Rights Day in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 10. Dozens of students staged a rally demanding Indonesian government to solve past major human rights violations.

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Indian policemen detain activists of Jammu and Kashmir People's Freedom League (JKPFL) during a protest to mark World Human Rights Day on Dec. 10 in Srinagar. Dozens of JKPFL activist attended a protest rally to protest against alleged gross human rights violations on Kashmiris by government forces.

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A Pakistani woman holds picture of her missing son and another holds an identification card while they take part in a demonstration to mark World Human Rights Day in Islamabad, Pakistan on Dec. 10. Dozens of people filed cases demanding the whereabouts of their missing family members allegedly detained by the state's intelligence agency for their suspected link with militants.

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