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A representative of Amnesty International holds petitions signed by 100,000 people around the world to demand the freedom of Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 outside te Chinese Embassy in Oslo, Norway. A day before the Nobel committee honors Liu, an imprisoned Chinese dissident with its peace prize, China ratched up the rhetoric calling the award "an interference" in its internal affairs. (AP Photo/John McConnico)
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A representative of Amnesty International holds petitions signed by 100,000 people around the world to demand the freedom of Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 outside te Chinese Embassy in Oslo, Norway. A day before the Nobel committee honors Liu, an imprisoned Chinese dissident with its peace prize, China ratched up the rhetoric calling the award "an interference" in its internal affairs. (AP Photo/John McConnico)

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