17 August 2012
Last updated at 15:08
Three members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot have been jailed for two years each after being convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred for performing a political protest song in Moscow's Christ the Saviour cathedral.
Large crowds gathered outside the Moscow court to hear the verdict. A number of people were arrested, including opposition leader and former chess champion Garry Kasparov.
On the morning of the trial, supporters decorated statues, including this one in an underground station, with colours to represent the band's trademark balaclavas.
Supporters say the women have been made political scapegoats by a government keen to crack down on opposition to President Vladimir Putin. This Pussy Riot supporter was demonstrating outside a mosque in St Petersburg, Russia.
But many in Russia are angry at what they see as the disrespect of the band for the Orthodox Church and state - critics also gathered outside the court to demand the women be jailed.
Global supporters of the band declared Friday Global Pussy Riot Day, and called on people to turn out in cities around the world, including here in Madrid.
Balaclavas were a common feature of the protests, as here in London, where activists waved banners and chanted slogans outside Russia's embassy. Many people bore the slogan "We are all Pussy Riot" as a show of solidarity.
Before the verdict, Australian supporters attended a rally in Sydney.
Balaclavas also appeared on statues in other countries, including this Soviet memorial in Sofia, Bulgaria.
In Ukraine, a member of the feminist group Femen used a chainsaw to cut down a large cross, which had been erected to remember victims of political oppression.
These protesters in Berlin chose to ridicule President Putin. Germany's human rights envoy Markus Loening said the verdict was disproportionate and "ridicules the rule of law".