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Outrage as Egypt jails Al-Jazeera journalists

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An Egyptian court jailed three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australia's award-winning Peter Greste on Monday, a ruling that sparked global outrage and a US call for them to be pardoned. 

Al-Jazeera's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, listen to the verdict from the defendants' cage at the police institute in Cairo on June 23, 2014

Greste and Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy each got seven year terms, while Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed received two sentences -- one of seven years and another for three.

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