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Russian parliament seals approval of US adoption ban

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Russia's lower house of parliament has given final approval to a contentious bill that retaliates against a new US human rights measure by barring Americans from adopting the country's children. 

A protester holds a poster which reads: "Are orphans guilty of Magnitsky's death? Stop putting shame on yourselves!" outside the lower house of Russia's parliament, the State Duma, December 21, 2012. Russia's lower house of parliament has given final approval to a contentious bill that retaliates against a new US human rights measure by barring Americans from adopting the country's children.

Washington swiftly slammed the move saying Russian children would be harmed by the measure.

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