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Falun Gong Practitioners Mark 14 Year Anniversary Of The Start Of Persecution In China

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been desaturated) A Falun Gong Practitioner poses on the 14th anniversary of the beginning of the persecution of Falun Gong in China on July 21, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. In July of 1999, the communist Chinese government outlawed the spiritual practise of Falun Gong, declaring it illegal and forbidding citizens to practise. Followers believe thousands of practitioners have been killed, imprisoned or put in labour camps in China since 1999. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)