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In pictures: Darfur rallies

A candle-lit vigil in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Around the world, people have been holding protests, prayer meetings and vigils urging Sudan to allow a UN force into Darfur.

Protesters outside the Sudanese embassy in the British capital, London

Protesters wore the blue berets of the UN peacekeepers who they say should be given immediate access to the region.

A Darfurian boy sporting a UN peacekeeper-style blue beret outside the Sudanese embassy in London.

People of all ages took part in the protest against what the US, France and many aid organisations say is genocide.

Leaders from many religions outside No 10 Downing Street, London, UK

In a show of unity, religious leaders joined together outside the UK prime minister's home to say a prayer written for the occasion by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

A Rwandan woman outside the Sudanese embassy in London, UK

Many argue that the international community ignored the genocide in Rwanda and should now live up to its promise of 'never again'.

Gloria White-Hammond, of Million Voices for Darfur, in New York's Central Park

In New York's Central Park, where some 20,000 people gathered, speakers repeated the call for UN deployment in Darfur.

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