Prostitutes protest in India

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Thousands of prostitutes from India and neighbouring countries met at a Calcutta soccer stadium for a three-day convention demanded an end to the Prevention of Immoral Traffic Act (PITA) and legalisation of their trade. "We eat by renting our bodies. We demand the rights of a worker," read a placard in a procession of 3,000 men and women.

- Reuters, Calcutta