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  EU promise millions for Aids research
Updated 01 December 2001, 12.52
Children help protest against the disease
The European Union (EU) have promised to give loads of money to research into the killer disease Aids.

They have pledged to spend hundreds of millions of pounds in attempts to try and understand more about the disease, which cannot be cured and has killed millions of people.

A poster to remind people of the dangers of Aids
One of the most important tasks is to get medicine that helps Aids sufferers live longer, and is very expensive, to poorer countries where the disease is hard to stop.

In Bangladesh, thousands of people marched through Dhaka in an anti-Aids march to mark World Aids Day, which is held every year on 1 December.

Candles lit in South Africa

Other nations around the world also marked the day with events to raise awareness of the disease.

In South Africa thousands of candles will be lit and in Thailand 1,000s of people protested outside government offices.

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