Activists protest the surveillance of U.S. citizens
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Civil liberties activists hold a rally against surveillance of US citizens as President Barack Obama is expected to announce reforms of the National Security Agency (NSA) at the Justice Department in Washington on January 17, 2014. Obama will announce plans to stop the NSA from hoarding hundreds of millions of telephone call records. The US surveillance programs was exposed by Edward Snowden.