British police officers stand guard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London on Aug. 16, 2012, after Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced that he had granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (Associated Press)

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British police officers stand guard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London on Aug. 16, 2012, after Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced that he had granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (Associated Press)