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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, right, leaves Belmarsh Magistrate's court in London, with lawyer  Jennifer Robinson, center, after his extradition hearing, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011.  Mr. Assange was in court Tuesday for a procedural hearing which lasted for only about 10 minutes, as part of his fight to avoid extradition to Sweden on sex crimes allegations. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, right, leaves Belmarsh Magistrate's court in London, with lawyer Jennifer Robinson, center, after his extradition hearing, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. Mr. Assange was in court Tuesday for a procedural hearing which lasted for only about 10 minutes, as part of his fight to avoid extradition to Sweden on sex crimes allegations. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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