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Amidst the controversy over Russia's antigay laws, this photo of two Russian athletes kissing on the podium at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow was picked up by media outlets and sparked further debate. Was it a protest? Apparently not — both athletes issued denials, saying they were "insulted" by the idea that it was anything more than a victory peck. (Paul Gilham/Getty)