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World AIDS Day 2011

Today (1 December) marks World AIDS Day, where governments, organisations, charities and individuals from around the globe come together to commemorate those who have died from the disease and raise awareness for continued research into treatments and a possible cure. More than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007 have lost their lives to the virus, and an estimated 33.3 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV. Below, we've documented the many ways in which people are uniting for World AIDS Day 2011, from celebrity campaigns to candle-lit vigils...

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