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Baba Ramdev (left), an Indian yoga guru, and Anna Hazare, an Indian anti-corruption crusader, greet supporters during a fast in New Delhi on Sunday. The Indian anti-corruption campaigners held a daylong protest to press the government to act against widespread graft and bring back hundreds of billions of dollars stashed overseas. (Associated Press)

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Baba Ramdev (left), an Indian yoga guru, and Anna Hazare, an Indian anti-corruption crusader, greet supporters during a fast in New Delhi on Sunday. The Indian anti-corruption campaigners held a daylong protest to press the government to act against widespread graft and bring back hundreds of billions of dollars stashed overseas. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Supporters (above) of India's anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare rally to his cause Monday in New Delhi. Mr. Hazare, who has been fasting since last Tuesday, is unhappy with the Indian government's response to his proposed reform legislation. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (top) appeared resolute in not giving in to the activist's demands for a powerful watchdog office to stamp out graft and corruption. Top: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare acknowledges the crowd as he returned to the stage after a break, in front of the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the Ramlila Grounds in New Delhi, India, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Hazare, who has entered the seventh day of his fast, is unhappy with the Indian government's response, aides said Monday, as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appeared staunch against caving to the activist's demands for a powerful anti-graft watchdog office. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)

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Anna Hazare gestures to supporters from the back of a police van after he was detained prior to beginning a hunger strike on Tuesday.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS A supporter of Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare shouts slogans while holding a candle in New Delhi on Tuesday. Mr. Hazare began fasting behind bars as his supporters held protests across the country, with thousands detained by police.

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Activist Anna Hazare, 73, stages a hunger strike against corruption in New Delhi. He has called for a panel to investigate corruption.