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'Hashtag activists' push Nigeria kidnap up world agenda

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Social media sites have exploded with urgent appeals to #bringbackourgirls, ramping up global awareness of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists 24 days earlier. 

A protester holds a sign during a demonstration May 6, 2014 outside the Nigerian embassy in Washington, DC, demanding robust action to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants

The hashtag appeared 412,000 times on Twitter on Thursday alone, more than any other day since the April 14 mass abduction, keeping the topic firmly on Twitter's trending list throughout the day.

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