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Sri Lankan police officials assist UN staffers to leave the UN office during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Police have broken up a blockade of the U.N. office in Sri Lanka's capital and are escorting employees out hours after they were trapped. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Photo by: Eranga Jayawardena
Sri Lankan police officials assist UN staffers to leave the UN office during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Police have broken up a blockade of the U.N. office in Sri Lanka's capital and are escorting employees out hours after they were trapped. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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