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Relatives of China activist lawyer depart for US
Wang Jinxiang, center, the mother of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is assisted by her other son Chen Guangfu, right, and their friend Zhou Li, left, as they arrive at the capital airport to catch a flight to New York for a family reunion, in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. The mother and brother will visit Chen Guangcheng, the prominent human rights activist who has lived in New York since soon after escaping house arrest in China in dramatic fashion in April last year with his wife and two children. Chen dodged a security cordon around his home in east China's Shandong province and sought refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prevailed on Chinese officials to allow him to leave for the U.S. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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