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Protests turn to mourning for gang-rape victim as India prepares for muted New Year's

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Indians participate in a candlelight vigil to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, on Dec. 31, 2012.

Reuters reports: India's armed forces canceled New Year's Eve parties on Monday, reflecting the somber mood across the country after the gang rape and murder of a student that triggered an international outcry.

High-end clubs, politicians and ordinary Indians also called off celebrations as a mark of respect for the 23-year-old woman who died on Saturday two weeks after her brutal assault. Full Story

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A man holds a sign protesting rape during a rally in New Delhi on Dec. 31, 2012.

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Students hold candles as they pray during a candlelight vigil in Ahmedabad for a gang rape victim on Dec. 31, 2012.

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An Indian girl shouts during a protest against the rape and subsequent death of a student in New Delhi, India, on Dec. 31, 2012.

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Indian students shout slogans during a protest rally over the gang rape and death of a New Delhi student in Hyderabad, India, on Dec. 31, 2012.

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