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Safety at music festivals: A police officer attaches a bracelet to a visitor's wrist, as part of the Swedish police summer campaign to make the problem of sexual harassment among young people visible, at Bravalla Festival in Norrkoping, Sweden July 1, 2016. Five rapes and a number of sexual assaults were reported at the popular Bravalla Festival over the weekend. TT News Agency/Izabelle Nordfjell/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN. NO COMMERCIAL SALES.

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