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Simon Sharpe (center), the European Union's first secretary of political affairs in China, is confronted by a plainclothes security officer as he tries to enter a residential compound where Liu Xia, the wife of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo, is held under house arrest in Beijing on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Photo by: Ng Han Guan
Simon Sharpe (center), the European Union's first secretary of political affairs in China, is confronted by a plainclothes security officer as he tries to enter a residential compound where Liu Xia, the wife of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo, is held under house arrest in Beijing on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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