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Photos: Calling all telecom protesters

About a dozen activists, some with megaphones, draw curious stares outside of AT&T Park before a baseball game on Wednesday. The San Francisco activists, taking part in the National Day of Out(R)age, accuse AT&T of illegally turning over subscriber records and Internet and voice traffic to the National Security Agency. For its part, AT&T says it cooperates with legal requests but has not otherwise commented on the allegations.

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