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In pictures: Nigerians pray, demand results in search for kidnapped girls

As Pope Francis joined prayers for girls abducted by Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria, one of the girls who escaped said she is too frightened to return to school

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Mothers of kidnapped girls weep on the grounds of the burned-out ruins of Chibok Government Girls Secondary School before a speech by a visiting local dignitary in Chibok, Nigeria, May 11, 2014.

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Mothers of kidnapped girls weep on the grounds of the burned-out ruins of Chibok Government Girls Secondary School before a speech by a visiting local dignitary in Chibok, Nigeria, May 11, 2014. One girl who escaped from her captors is now too scared to return to school.

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Mothers of kidnapped girls weep on the grounds of the burned-out ruins of Chibok Government Girls Secondary School before a speech by a visiting local dignitary in Chibok, Nigeria, May 11, 2014. Pope Francis has joined the campaign to free the girls, using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.

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Mothers of kidnapped girls weep on the grounds of the burned-out ruins of Chibok Government Girls Secondary School before a speech by a visiting local dignitary in Chibok, Nigeria, May 11, 2014. President Goodluck Jonathan refused international offers of help for several weeks.

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Demonstrators in Nigeria demand the release of hundreds of secondary-school girls abducted in the remote village of Chibok, during a protest at Unity Park in Abuja, May 11, 2014.

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A woman calls for the release of hundreds of secondary-school girls abducted in the remote village of Chibok, during a protest at Unity Park in Abuja May 11, 2014. Nigeria's army has posted two divisions to hunt for 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist rebels in an attack condemned globally, including by U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday.

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Police officers stand guard during a rally calling on the government to rescue the school girls kidnapped from the Chibok Government secondary school in Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday May 11, 2014. The failure to rescue the kidnapped girl students, who remain captive after some four weeks, has attracted mounting national and international outrage, and one of the teenagers who escaped from the Islamic extremists who abducted the hundreds of schoolgirls, science student Sarah Lawan said Sunday in an interview with The Associated Press the kidnapping was "too terrifying for words".

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Women shout slogans during a rally calling on the Government to rescue the school girls kidnapped from the Chibok Government secondary school in Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday May 11, 2014.

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A woman and her daughter pray at an Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) church in Abuja, May 11, 2014.

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Catholic faithful take Holy Communion and pray for the safety of kidnapped Chibok school girls during a morning Mass given in honour of the schoolgirls, in Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday May 11, 2014.

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Catholic faithful attend a morning Mass given in honour of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, in Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday May 11, 2014.

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