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RETRANSMISSION TO ADD COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY - This Tuesday, Feb. 7 2012 photo shows 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo holding a doll in a detail of a photograph by his wife, Chinese artist Liu Xia on display at during a preview of "The Silent Strength of Liu Xia" exhibit at The Italian Academy in Columbia University in New York. The photos were spirited out of China just before Liu was placed under house arrest after her husband, imprisoned in 2009 for urging democratic reform, won the Nobel. Her works are censored in her native country. The exhibition opens Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) **FILE**

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Liu Xia, wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, stands Dec. 6, 2012, in her Beijing home where she has been held under house arrest for more than two years. Liu trembled uncontrollably and cried as she described how her confinement under house arrest has been absurd and emotionally draining in the two years since her jailed activist husband was named a Nobel Peace laureate. (Associated Press)