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World AIDS Day in Pictures

World AIDS Day in Pictures


As World AIDS Day 2013 approaches, we look back at last year's inspiring images.

Members of the Berlin gay community hold candels after a march to mark World AIDS Day on November 30, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

A Malaysian Muslim woman has her face painted during a World Aids Day campaign in Kuala Lumpur on December 1, 2012.

Global president of MAC Karen Buglisi, MAC Viva Glam spokesperson Ricky Martin, and Chairman of MAC AIDS Fund John Demsey Kick Off World AIDS Day on November 30, 2012 in New York City. 

Volunteers hold hands on the Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge in central Paris on December 1, 2012 to create a humain chain as part of World AIDS Day. 

Students show their hands painted to look like red ribbons during a world AIDS day event at a school in Hanshan, central China's Anhui province on November 30, one day before the 2012 AIDS day. Chinese AIDS activists on November 29 accused the Communist Party's new number two Li Keqiang of hypocrisy after he called for more non-government efforts to fight the disease.

Activist of public organizations and HIV infected people holds candles as they rally in front of a Red Ribbon set with candles in the center of the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on November 29, 2012 to mark the upcoming World AIDS Day on December 1. Ukraine has one of the fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world.

Indian nursing students hold a candlelight vigil on the occasion of World AIDS Day in Amritsar on December 1, 2012. The UNAIDS agency says some 2.5 million Indians are living with HIV, many of them ostracised by their communities.

A view of atmosphere at (BELVEDERE)RED Night Lights for World AIDS Day at Gansevoort Square on November 29, 2012 in New York City. 

Activists participate in a march during the commemoration of World Aids Day, in San Salvador, El Salvador, on December 1, 2012.

A volunteer dressed as a bear hands out leaflets with an AIDS awareness message at a subway station on World AIDS Day in Beijing on December 1, 2012.

The White House displays a large red ribbon on November 30, 2009, on the eve of World AIDS day. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the International AIDS Society will host its 2012 conference in Washington, as the Obama administration lifts a decades-old ban on HIV-positive visitors.

A supporter of the Anti-Privatization Forum waves a Palestinian flags as he marches with some10,000 people out from South Africa's poorest township, Alexandra, 31 August 2002 on a mass march to the UN Earth Summit in Johannesburg. They were walking some eight kilometres (five miles) to the venue where the 10-day World Summit on Sustainable Development was in its sixth day, chanting: "People united will never be defeated" while police in riot gear and armoured vehicles moved ahead and alongside.The bulk of the protestors are poor South Africans demanding land and poverty relief, but they had been joined by militant anti-globalisation activists, AIDS activists and hundreds of pro-Palestinian lobbyists.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during an event in recognition of World AIDS Day at the State Department in Washington, DC, November 29, 2012. 


An Indian Muslim woman covers her face with a sun-visor as attends a rally on World AIDS Day in Mumbai on December 1, 2012.

A man walks through an arch decorated with illustrations of AIDS awareness ribbons during a AIDS awareness event at a subway station on World AIDS Day in Beijing on December 1, 2012. The number of people living with HIV rose slightly last year to 34 million, up from 33.5 million in 2010, according to UNAIDS.   

Hundreds of Indonesian youths participate in the "Dance 4 Life" as part of social awareness campaign against HIV/AIDS in celebration of the World AIDS Day in Jakarta on December 1, 2012. The southeast Asian nation's incidence of HIV infection increased by more than 25 percent in adults aged 15 to 49 from 2001 to 2011, according to the UNAIDS 2012 Global Report released on November 21, 2012.

A general view of the atmosphere at (BELVEDERE)RED Night Lights for World AIDS Day at Bagatelle on November 29, 2012 in New York City. 

An AIDS activist carrying a ribbon attends a protest marking World Aids Day in Manila on December 1, 2012. Discrimination against homosexuals and people infected with HIV is contributing to the rapid rise of the incurable disease in the Philippines, officials and health activists said.  

Taiwanese people dressed in red T-shirts form the number 2012 to mark World AIDS Day at a train station in Taipei on December 1, 2012. Taiwan's health department organised the event to boost the awareness for HIV and AIDS prevention.  

Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo talks with volunteers as he takes part in an AIDS awareness program organized for World Aids Day by Sensoa and 'Plate-forme Prevention Sida' in Brussels, on December 1, 2012.  

HIV positive women make red ribbons, the universal symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV, at a support centre in Bangalore on the eve of World AIDS Day on November 30, 2012.

A quilt, 4x4 metres is displayed in Monaco on November 26, 2012 in memory of people who died from AIDS for the forthcoming  World AIDS Day.   

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