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Artist Ai Weiwei's Clashes with the Chinese Government

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Ai Weiwei was released from prison on June 22. Here he speaks to reporters outside his studio in Beijing on June 23, 2011. Ai demurred from answering questions. Human rights groups and Western officials welcomed his release on bail, but voiced dismay about the conditions and urged Beijing to free other activists.

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