The head of the liberal opposition party Yabloko, Grigory Yavlinsky, holds a portrait of slain journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin during a planned rally to commemorate the more than 200 journalists killed in Russia over the past 15 years, in the centre of Moscow, 17 December 2006. The rally, organized by the independent Russian Union of Journalists, was planned to begin with a "mourning march" to the square. Authorities refused a permit for the march, but allowed the rally to go ahead, the union said in a statement posted on its website ( AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)